Sunday, October 11, 2009

Substitute Sisters & Homecoming 2009

Hannah & Stefanie have been my "substitute sisters" these past few months as I am away from my own. Hannah & I get the "are you related?" question a LOT anyway. This weekend they celebrated homecoming with their school.

It all began with...
... in the process ...

... and VIOLA!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall is Here!

Ahh, the crisp cool weather reminds me so much of Sacramento, of home.
I made a butternut squash soup (that's actually more like a bisque) last week and have been enjoying the leftovers for none other than breakfast. (!!) Here's the simple, wholesome recipe:

2 tablespoons butter
20 oz squash, cubed (2 1/2 packs from TJ's)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger (spice)
3 cups water

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan. Stir in ginger. Add the squash and water. Heat ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in applesauce and cook for 1 minute. Puree entire contents in a blender. Add leftover butter. Season with salt and pepper (or cinnamon for the morning taste) and serve. Yum!