Monday, May 16, 2011

Meatless Monday and Moonlight

Hello everyone! What's happening outside your window?

I'm not very fond of days when all I feel like I am doing is trying to keep up and this was that kinda day. A quick, simple meal was necessary this evening and since I had a squash that needed to be cooked, curried butternut squash soup was on the menu.

Drizzle olive oil in a pot and saute 2 chopped onions and 4 cloves of minced garlic til softened; add 1 TBS of curry powder and stir until fragrant; add 3-1/2 cups of water and your favorite vege extract powder (or 2 cans of chicken broth and 2-1/4 cups of water), along with a chopped 3-1/2 lb butternut squash. Boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Blend in batches and return to pot to heat through and enjoy!

I can't believe how this day has just flown by. It is already bedtime on my side of the world.

I hope your week is off to a great start! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

22 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

Always a treat to pop by for a visit. That soup looks yummy. Hang in there it can only get better now.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh..that recipe sounds like a keeper! And good night to you so far away..
My window is at work and today is a bit gloomy..it's in the middle of a cold front so spring has been postponed for another week at least. But, I have faith that it WILL come :-)

Take care and scratch that kitty's ear for me, OK?

Jacey said...

Ooh we had homemade soup this evening, we had sweet potato and carrot, with crusty bread. Thanks for the recipe, will give this a go, soup is one of the few things I can manage to make. xx

Rizzi said...

LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW YOU SEE POURING RAIN, THE WORST PART OF THIS DAY IS I TRIED TO PUBLISH MY POST, I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH JAVA SCRIPT, IT WON'T PUBLISH. I DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS, I WILL GIVE IT ALL TO MY SON-IN-LAW PAT, HOPING HE CAN FIX IT FOR ME. I COULD GO FOR A BOWL OF YOUR SOUP AND CRUSTY BREAD, SOUNDS REALLY GOOD. SWEET DREAMS,
RIZZI

nanny said...

I'm with you but my "Week" flew by!
Soup would be great here....it's turned cool, requiring a bit of heat in the morning. Arkansas weather....you gotta love it! ha

Claus said...

I know exactly what you mean!, and was precisely what I was telling my friend I've been feeling like since pretty much the beginning of the year! I seem to be busy ALL the time, yet never manage to finish anything, do you know what I mean? Sometimes I feel like I'm having more than I can really handle. Oh well... still an entire afternoon to go around here. Hang in there!!
*hugs*

Jan said...

Well, I guess I'm not having a meatless Monday. We're having a ham and asparagus casserole. I hope you still love me!!!

Jingles...looking longingly outside. In his mind he is roaming around visitng his peeps...and that doesn't mean birds! lol

Have a lovely day tomorrow. We're experiencing some nicer weather and I have a planting bug.

Hugs
Jan

Bettyann said...

Sleep well dear friend..have a lovely Tuesday..love the beautiful music

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Don't you wonder what we would do without homemade soup, This soup sounds delicious, but then again it has one of my favorite vegetable butternut squash.

Diane said...

Sounds like an easy and delicious recipe. Tomorrow will be better. Diane

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Hope your day on Tuesday is good, good,good! Susan

sonya said...

The soup looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I know what you mean about the day just flying by. It seems I've had many of those lately.
I hope you sleep well.
Hugs,
Sonya

Linda said...

A clear cold night here outside our window... even a chance for patchy frost and it's mid-May. This is not normal for here. I did end up covering my vegetables in the garden, but the remainder of the plants and the perennials of course are on their own. It's slowly warming up this week and looks like this will be our last freakishly-cold night - hopefully for this spring.

Beautiful moon out tonight - it's a "Flower Moon" this month.

Anonymous said...

I want to eat that soup with you. Can I come over for dinner tonight?????????? Actually, the recipe is looking awfully familiar... HA! You are making me wish I had a squash in my fridge right now. Hope you enjoyed your dinner, and I hope that today is a day that leaves with a bit more time for the good stuff!!

Love you, dear
Renee

Pam said...

Hope you have a wonderful week. My hubby fixed spaghetti for dinner. It was delicious. I made a tomato and cucumber salad. My daughter-in-law picked up the veggies at a farmer's market this weekend. Salad was fresh and tasty.

The English Romantic said...

I love that picture of Jingles. Life goes so fast it's true. We all need to make sure that everyday is special.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The soup sounds delicious! How do our lives get so busy? I see you are seeing that same gorgeous moon that we are! Hope you day goes smooth as silk today! blessings ~ tanna

koralee said...

The days roll around fast don't they...I am still wondering how it got to be mid-May already??? Oh dear.
Anyways we must enjoy every second...hugs for a wonderful day my sweet friend. xoxoxo

ps...your soup looks delish!

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

There is nothing better than homemade soup!

Phyllis said...

Hi Tammy,

Just stopping by to say hello. I can't deal with those high temps you live with! Jingles is so cute...and your living room is beautiful!

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely photos of Jingles and the moon......so pretty, I love to stop by here and see what you have going on!

Serena said...

I hate days like that too, Tammy. Your soup looks delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe. It's perfect timing as we're heading into soup (winter) season very soon.

Love,
Serena xo

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