Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Step away from your computer!!!!

Being new to the internet world can be a bit overwhelming at times! It takes a while for me to figure out how to use FB and twitter and blogs, trying to promote my shop etc. Sometimes it is hard to balance the "virtual" world and the "real" world. Yesterday I decided to break away from working on the computer and cooked, cleaned and took some pictures. I didn't think I was doing very well until I looked back at the end of the day.
1) Made butternut squash soup! I don't measure much anymore while cooking, so for those of you that have basic cooking skills, here is a good recipe for leftover squash. (about 2 cups worth)

Saute about 1/8 cup onions in a little olive oil, add 1/2 teas sage, 1/2 teas thyme, 1/4 garlic powder, 1/4 teas smoked paprika. Stir in squash. Add about 4 cups of chicken broth and simmer for about 15 minutes. Blend till smooth in food processor, salt and pepper to taste. I also add a little cream at this point, but it is optional. Very good for a cool fall meal.
2) Checked my pomegranate tree. They are huge this year. I have to time them right to harvest, mine aren't a true red, so I can make pomegranate jam again this year!
3) Made a great dinner of simmered pork chops, scalloped potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and spinach.
4) Made chocolate chip cookies ( back on diet today!!)
5)Took fall pics in my yard. Here is a picture of my eastern redbud in the spring and now.Soon all the leaves will be gone.....
A few people on twitter mentioned how addicting it can be so.......
Be sure to step away from the computer and enjoy the small things in life ( after you read this)!! heeheee


13moons said...

That soup sounds good. I have an acorn squash in the fridge...hm...
I'm so jealous that you can grow pomegranates there! How nice.

(I just came over from twitter.)


debi said...

Welcome Anita, thanks so much for stopping! my tree took about 4 years to start producing, I love it.!