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White Bean, Butternut Squash and Turkey Sausage Soup

8 Nov

White Bean, Butternut Squash and Turkey Sausage Soup

Leaves are on the ground, tights are on my legs (this is not Chris writing by the way…) and soup is on our stove top.  Fall is officially here. This is seriously my favorite season and because it sticks around for such a short time, everything fall-ish needs to be packed into a small window.  I am embracing all things fall into my wide, pumpkin-spice-loving embrace.  The second a crisp starts in the air, we break out our big stockpot and crock pot and soup the hell out them.  We have been testing out a few new ones in our rotation, ranging from creamy ones to a really quick Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (stay tuned for those…).

Soup is a great meal that can be made ahead and easily re-heated, which is great for those days that you come home late and have hungry mouths snapping at your heels (true story:  Ella and Chris are like raptors when they are hungry).  It’s also a great way to eat relatively healthy, packing the soups with loads of vegetables and experimenting with the spices in your cupboards.  I haven’t really mentioned the fact that Chris and I are watching our weight (a direct result of delicious craft beer and my undying love for sweets…), because we don’t want to bore you with our dieting details.  But we have learned that everything in  moderation is okay and when you can, focus on the seasoning and spices, because that can easily ramp up any bland dish.  This soup packs a ton of flavor and uses seasonal vegetables, making it a perfect fall dish.  Now I’m off to go sip on my pumpkin spice latte and wrap myself in a scarf.  Continue reading


Seafood Soup

9 Sep

Seafood Soup

I think we have finally had the last birthday celebration for our witty, adorable, fantastic, smart, crazy 3 year-old.  We have literally been celebrating all month and I think it is finally over.  I seriously I wish I had this little girl’s life.  So much love. So.many.toys.  So.many.

As I mentioned in my previous post, since she was born, we usually have a  birthday dinner for Ella at Chris’ family’s beach house in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  This year’s menu included a starter of this fabulous seafood soup, roasted chickens, strawberry and cream slices and a Carvel cake (because if you are from the East Coast, you MUST have a Carvel ice cream cake.  It is a rule.).

So pay no attention that her birthday is in the summer and we made soup, because we toe the line of craziness quite often.  I mean, I mix whites and colors together in my laundry loads.

Come at me bro. Continue reading


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