Thursday, November 11, 2010

Butternut Squash Soup

I have wanted to try making this soup for a while now. 
The restaurant I used to work at had a butternut squash bisque and I loved it.
(Of course it had tons of cream and a bacon wrapped sea scallop, oh well.)
I knew I could make a soup comparable to the restaurants and way more healthy too.

I was so excited, it tastes just like the bisque that I remember minus all the bad stuff.

Butternut Squash Soup
2 Tb Earth best butter
2 large butternut squash
2 medium onions
1 shallot
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c cashews

In a large stockpot  melt butter and add onions and shallots. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add butternut squash and cook over low for about 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Add nutmeg and dash of salt and pepper. Let simmer for 20 minutes until squash soften. Remove from heat and blend in Vitamix or blender, reserve about one cup of broth. The second batch add cashews and blend until smooth. Pour all mixtures in the stockpot and season with s & p to taste. If too thick add reserved water.

Serve with dinner rolls or corn tortillas. Perfect on a chilly day or night.
I made this for lunch and Eric walked in and said it smelled like Thanksgiving! I agree!


Monday, November 8, 2010

I Won!

Tsh from Simple Mom just wrote a book and I won a copy!! I can not tell you how much she inspires me. I love all of the Simple blogs in her network. She is the first blog that I ever subscribed to via email/google reader. In fact, she inspired me to start Going Kiwi. I am so thankful for her words of encouragement and the simplicity of her posts. They really are simple, but meaningful posts. I think I have gleaned more from her blog and network than any other blog as a momma.

I really hope you will check out her book and support this amazing woman with a head full of knowledge!

This made my day!
Thanks again Tsh

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

 Mermaid, Cat Burglar and the Vampire

Jesse and Woody
 Yes, this was last years costume and I never got pictures,
thankfully they barely fit

 Mermaid and vampire
I was so excited how her skirt came out, 
I did not have a pattern.

 His cape was so easy and the perfect length

My little mermaid

They are already planning on what they want to be next year. I think we should do Princess Leia and Darth Vader. Who knows.