Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Friday, November 14, 2008

Butternut Squash Soup

We tried this new soup last week and it was a huge hit. (Even Colby liked it! and normally he won't touch squash.) They liked it so much we are having it again tonight. So for all you squash lovers out there....

Butternut Squash Soup
3lbs. unpeeled butternut squash, halved and seeded
2lrg. onions
1small garlic bulb
1/4 c. olive oil
2 t. thyme
3 c. chicken broth
1/2c. whipping cream
3t. parsley
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
Cut squash into large pieces. Place cut side up in baking pan. Cut onion into fourths and place in baking pan. Then add one peeled garlic bulb. Brush lightly with oil; Sprinkle with thyme. Cover tightly and bake at 350 for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until veggies are tender. Remove peel from squash. Combine veggies, broth and cream in small batches in a blender or food processor until smooth; transfer to sauce pan. Add parsley, salt and pepper: heat through do not boil.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My 'the kids are back in school' projects

Project #1 Sand, restain and varnish this end table. I started it several weeks ago...but it is a work in progress... I do much better with projects I can start and finish in a day.

Project #2 Dejunk my downstair and make a trip to the D.I.

Project #3 My sister Debbi actually inspired this project. Since Ryan was about 2 we have tried to write down the cute and funny things our boys say, up until now we have just kept them on sheet of paper in thier baby books... Now they are in books that we can all look at and they are much easier for me to keep up with. The boys had a great time last night looking through them and we all had lots of laughs remebering the funny and cute things they've said.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had a great Halloween. The boys loved trick or treating. Taylor even sang the first few lines of 'funky town' to a couple of the homes we visited. Which of course was a huge hit and made us all smile. Wade made the holiday for me, by carving pumpkins with the boys thursday evening while I went to book club.