Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bring on the soup

by Meghann on November 8, 2011

Comfort food was on the menu for dinner tonight. All I wanted was a big bowl of soup and hunk of bread to go with it.

IMG_1049.JPG

The soup was of the butternut squash variety.

IMG_1041.JPG

  • butternut squash
  • parsnip
  • carrot
  • apple
  • chicken stock
  • ricotta
  • brown sugar
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper

IMG_1046.JPG

I usually add vegetable broth to soup, but chicken stock was all we had on hand. I’m not sure how much I enjoyed the chicken stock flavoring in the soup, it was a little too ‘chicken noodle’ for my taste. The ricotta, however, was a nice creamy addition once everything was blended.

IMG_1053.JPG

Warm and comforting – perfect fix for a sore throat.

On the side I made a batch of pumpkin beer bread with a smear of pumpkin butter.

IMG_1061.JPG

Derek wasn’t as impressed with the beer bread as I was, but I thought it was pretty good.

IMG_1068.JPG

Earlier I snacked on some popcorn.

IMG_1039.JPG

And I had a chocolate bar for dessert.

IMG_1078.JPG

Derek and I were discussing my trip to Los Angeles and while I was trying to explain to him where I was in the city, I kept making references to the movie ‘Volcano.’ Turns out those references were pointless because he had never seen the movie.

What? Never seen Volcano?!

Thank goodness for Netflix instant play!

volcano_ver2.jpg

We immediately fixed that problem.

When he first asked me what the movie was about – and I told him it was about a volcano erupting in the middle of downtown Los Angeles – he kind of looked at me funny, but I think he enjoyed it. The storyline is a tad ridiculous, but it’s a good movie.

Derek also told me he has never seen Dante’s Peak. I’ve already requested we watch that tomorrow.

Good Night!

{ 17 comments }

Post – Savannah Thoughts

November 8, 2011

On Saturday I ran my 7th marathon (if you count my ultra) and I felt great. I had forgotten how much I love marathons. Last year at this time I was training for my sub-4:00 in Palm Beach and completely burnt myself out on running. Training went great, but running the race – and struggling more »

Read some more →

Eggs

November 8, 2011

Good Morning! Thank you for all your well wishes. I’m still recovering from a sore throat, but the sweats went away last night. I even woke up with enough energy to tackle the gym this morning. I wasn’t ready to run yet, but I did get a brisk 20 minute walk in on the treadmill more »

Read some more →