Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Decor & Butternut Squash Recipe

If you haven't heard of Paper Source, I highly recommend it. They have awesome paper products, gifts & decorations.

I recently bought this "give thanks" garland kit and we put it together last night and added it to our fireplace mantel.

Currently, we are getting these steps replaced to create a bigger platform on top which is much more convenient with Murphy and winter/trekking in snow, dirt, etc. The town wouldn't let us do a mini deck which we really wanted but new steps will have to suffice. They were old and needed to be replaced.

The "T" kind of looks like a "J" but oh well ;)

Do you like butternut squash? It's my favorite kind of squash. I'm not a fan of spaghetti squash and to me, zucchini & summer squash is so blah. However I did find and make a great recipe on Pinterest for zucchini ricotta cakes. Wouldn't you agree that cheese makes everything a bit better?

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, about 3 lbs.
4 cups chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 yam or sweet potato
1 apple
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp corriander
1 tsp nutmeg 
1 tsp curry powder or paste (optional)
1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (optional)
Chopped walnuts (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°. Chop and saute the onion in the butter for 5 minutes. Add curry and cook for 2 minutes. Peel and cube butternut squash (you can do this ahead of time or buy pre-cut). Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 15 minutes. Add to crockpot with all other ingredients except heavy cream and walnuts. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Process in batches in food processor until smooth. Add back to the crockpot with the heavy cream and simmer for about an hour. Top with walnuts and enjoy!


Lastly, me and Murphy just chillin' on Sunday.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your fall decor! I wish we had a fireplace, and steps for that matter.
    Speaking of things I wish… I wish Scott's palate would appreciate a more foods - like butternut squash, that soup sounds delicious, but I know I'd be the only one eating it.