Monday, March 8, 2010

What's for dinner? Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I try to have a meatless dinner at least once a week. It's good for the budget, and great for the kids.  Long ago I discovered that if I puree all the veggies, the kids won't complain and then will eat whatever I make (as long as it tastes good).  So I came up with Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

This soup is sooooo easy and simple, that it's crazy.


1 Butternut Squash, peeled and diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion diced
2 cups chicken broth
1 tblsp of prepared Curry paste
1 tblsp garlic powder
2 tblsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


I started off by chopping the squash and onions,  and I used some frozen red pepper from the feezer.  Sprinkle garlic powder and olive oil over the veggies and mix around.  I mixed right in the 9x13 pan that I was using.  Then roast in oven at 400 for 20 minutes, mixing it half after 10 minutes.

Then I added the curry paste to the chicken broth and started boiling it on stove. 

Once the veg mixture was soft I pureed in blender along with some of chicken broth.
Add the puree to the rest of broth, and salt and pepper to tast.

It was yummy and no complaints. My favourite kind of meal!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Small table Redo

What a beautiful weekend.  I woke up to birds chirping outside my window.  What a great sound.

The kids were playing outside all day.  Although the snowbanks are still melting, the sun was shining.  Of course I hate to jinx myself and get too excited and then we get hit with another downfall.  I hate to be Debby Downer but that's my reality living in Southwerstern Ontario.

So, while the kids played, I did some playing myself.  Recently,  I found this little side table at Goodwill for $4.99.  It was ok... but the colour of the wood didn't really match my other dark furniture in the house.

So I got out some paint Black Satin leftover from the Powder Room cabinet re-do (which I will show you soon) and got painting.

I started off by painting the legs and everything and then changed my mind and wiped the paint off.

I loved how some of the paint got into the grooves and scratches.  I didn't sand it down first cause... let's face it... I'm lazy.

ooops... look at those stroke marks!! I still need to do a light coat of Poly to protec it and then I think I will use it in my son's bedroom.

 Here it is again.  What do you think?


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