Saturday, April 27, 2013
I thought I would pop in today and take a look at my blog. It has been so long since I have posted that it almost feels foreign for me to be here. It seems connected to another life I was living with art and creativity pouring out almost everyday. Now my life is filled with working in an office, cleaning, cooking, watching grandchildren and resting from being tired from all those things. It is a mystery to me how I got here and how to mesh the old with the new. I am taking Susannah Conway's Unraveling e-course to maybe figure it all out. So much to think and ponder about right now. One thing I do know is that I need to get my art studio back in shape. It got destroyed in the move and has never recovered. Maybe that can be my first assignment in getting back to the creative way of life. We shall see, I will pop back in here next month and give an update. Hopefully, I will have something to report.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Then school was done and the squash sat on my counter for a couple of weeks
until today when a recipe card came in the mail from the store I bought the squash from for
" Spiced apple and butternut squash soup".
I had no idea that butternut squash was so much like pumpkin but it is.
Anyway, the soup was delicious and easy too.
If you want to try it yourself here is the recipe:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 large onions, diced
2 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored & diced
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise and seeded removed, diced into 1 inch cubes
3 quarts chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the diced onions and apples, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the spices, cook for 1 minute, and then add the squash and chicken stock.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the squash is tender, about 20-30 min.
Puree and serve
Add additional stock, if necessary, to desired thickness.
Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
I only had one squash so I just adjusted the amount into 1/4th.
Refrigerate any leftovers. ( if you have any ha, ha!)
Hope you all had a fun summer
Monday, June 11, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
It has been a very long time since I have poked my head in here. I am finding it hard to keep up with blogs, facebook, twitter and all the social media that surrounds me. Too many transitions this past year have left me wanting to back up and be silent. I needed time, and still do, to reevaluate what I want my life to look like. There is a shift that happens when you turn 50 and you don't have kids at home anymore. I have seen some of my friends that are the same age go through this too. Plus, we had quite a big year. We moved last July, took two vacations, my Father-in-law passed away, my daughter got pregnant, my son moved back to the area after being gone for two years, I turned 50, started three jobs and am now working just one, helped move my husbands business closer to our new home and am working on packing up and fixing up our old house to put on the market and am signed up to start college classes in a few weeks. There are lots of other things tucked into the middle of it all that have made life very full. Everyone has stuff going on, so I am sure you can relate to some degree but being the introvert that I am, I am needing a lot more down time and rest than I did before. So if I don't pop in again for awhile, you will know that I am working hard at school and helping my daughter through her pregnancy and taking time to stop and smell the roses.