08 October 2012

31 days :: time out


Sometimes you just need some time.

Whether it be 

Time off

Time away

Time out

Take it, would you? For yourself, for your job, for your family, for yourself.

homemade butternut squash soup yum
I did this weekend.  I was busy most of the time (except for when I was napping on the couch), but I had some time to refresh. Last week had me traveling, which is nice, but all that people-time wears me out.

I made some butternut squash soup* (duh, October).  It's super simple, but warm and good.  I enjoyed some shopping and visiting and laughing with girlfriends.  I had some let's-get-carryout-and-lay-low-time with my man.  

I needed that. Do you?

*Butternut Squash Soup w/ Kilbasa

Saute 1-2 medium yellow onions in olive oil.  
Add one diced kilbasa sausage; saute until brown on some sides (or to your liking). 
Set aside.

Prepare fresh butternut squash by baking for 1 hour (or until very tender) at 350 degrees. 
Remove skin.
Season to your liking with butter, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Using an immersion blender, blend in 2-3 cans of evaporated milk.
Add salt and pepper (and more brown sugar or cinnamon) to taste.
Simmer until combined and hot.

Add kilbasa / onion mixture.

Serve with warm crusty bread**.

** I toasted some pecans with mine, which is shown in the photo above. Although it looks pretty, it didn't actually complement the soup very well.   

+ This post is part of a 31 Day Series. Read the first post here. Check out over 1100 other topics here. +


  1. Looks delicious! Great recipe for fall. It is on our weekend to do list!

  2. butternut squash soup is on my fall bucket list. yours looks delicious!!

    1. it is quite delish, and if you want, you can freeze part of what you make. it freezes really well.


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