butternut squash and other things

Sorry to have vanished for a few weeks. I know I'm always apologizing for being in a blogging rut. Oh well…such is life. SO, back on track.

We have an abundance of butternut squash. It is one of the only things that did well in our garden this year. We've just been roasting it with some brown sugar and butter, which is mighty tasty, but is getting boring.  So for the next couple of weeks, I'll probably be posting a bunch of butternut squash recipes, for lack of anything else terribly exciting going on in my life! First one is Butternut Bisque. I made this today for an old friend who was coming over for a visit. Paired with some crusty bread and butter, it was a pretty tasty lunch. The baby even had some. She was really into it, and she doesn't get too excited by food.  I figured I shouldn't let her eat too much, since it has cayenne pepper in it. We could be paying for that later, if you know what I mean.

Butternutsquash pardon that my bowl is a bit messy…clearly I am not a food stylist.

So, tomorrow, Butternut Squash and Sage Lasagna.

On another note, how have I been so out of the loop on the new Jane Campion film, Bright Star. I just saw the preview today.  Swoon, swoon. This looks absolutely perfect. Just in time for Jay to take me out for my yearly birthday treat…forcing him to go see a girly historical drama.  The only time he'll stray from the fart jokey comedy and the manly man action films. Truly, though, doesn't this movie look amazing? I'm such a sappy romantic. The costumes and the music and the cinematography…get me all teary-eyed every time. why am I admitting this? ok…moving on!

I want to thank everyone who bid on my animals! They were one of my favorite bunches and I felt kind of sad to see them go! But thanks again!

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