and I can't wait until the temperature drops tomorrow! It seems like forever since I wore a sweater and needed a jacket, but hopefully tomorrow will finally be Goodbye to Summer! I know the holidays are just around the corner because I counted 11 out of state (+ Canada) plates driving around town today. Welcome back snowbirds!!
This is my daughter Abby in Germany making snow angels a few years ago. Picture me in the same position, except I'll be screaming "I fell and I can't get up". I miss the snow and all the other seasons.
Many of you know that I've decided to move back up North. I've given myself a self-imposed deadline of Feb 2015 to decide where & when. Ideally, I'm looking for a cohousing community where you have your own place but there is also common land & spaces, community responsibilities/projects and decisions by dialog & consensus. I'll keep you updated on the progress of my research.
I also made a quick soup using veggies I had on hand.
4 cups cauliflower florets
3 cups onion, chopped
24 med asparagus, chopped
reserve tips for garnish
2 cups broccoli florets
1 shallot, chopped
4 cups chicken or veg stock
fresh celery leaves or parsley
Heat 1 Tbl butter + 1 Tbl oil in deep soup pot on Med/Hi. Saute/stir onion & shallot 5 minutes. Lower temperature to Medium. Add cauliflower & broccoli; mix, cover & cook 2 minutes. Add asparagus, salt & pepper to taste, mix, cover & cook 2 minutes. Uncover, add stock & bring to a Boil. Lower temperature to Simmer, cover & cook 20 minutes until all veggies are very soft. Add a handful of celery or parsley leaves & puree (use blender or immersion blender). Reheat, serve with a dollop of cream, blanched asparagus tips & croutons. Serves 4 - 6 people
Because Thanksgiving falls in the middle of next week, I won't post a weekly MENU. I'll take the week off. If I don't see you, have a wonderful holiday & look for my next post on Monday December 1st.
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