27 November, 2004

Overstuffed Weekend

...and we went back to the church, had a another thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat,and didn't get up until the next morning, when we all had to go to court.....

The current meme is holiday weekend themed haiku. I succumb. Blame el sid; she started it.

Thanksgiving Redux
reheats bless us every one
ad infinitum.

It's overload and overload and overload, on food, on family, on shopping, on weather changes. This is not a complaint. But this is:

It has annoyed me for years (and years) that as many times as I've tried this soup, and as many different versions I've attempted, I in fact am THE ONLY ONE who likes it. So here is the recipe.

Harvest Soup (totally vegan, uhf-dah!)

1 teaspoon curry
4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Large onion, chopped
2 baking apples, chopped but not peeled
5 large carrots, chopped
4 pounds butternut squash, cooked and peeled
6 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Saute the chopped stuff in the olive oil in a very large saucepot- the one you use to cook lots of pasta should be good. Add the squash and the broth; stir and simmer together for a bit. Puree it in batches in the blender to desired smoothness: I like mine slightly chunky. If you prefer more spice than sweet, try it with 2 teaspoons of curry, or add some Old Bay.

Maybe someone out there in the blogosphere will like it. With many thanks to Sachiko, who often shares her recipes. She also shares the following:

My life seems to have grown profoundly dull. Ought I continue with these mundane posts, or wait until something good happens?

Oh, what is it that Rilke says.. "If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place." (Letters to a Young Poet)

Mmmm. Is that what I've been doing?

(Alice's Restaurant; Arlo Guthrie)

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