Friday, October 21, 2011

I Don't Get It Either

The other night I went to dinner with some friends. (Do you love how easily that sentence came?  Like I do it every week?)

Talking with one friend, of course my kids came up.  She said she hadn't seen them in a while and guessed they were looking pretty big.  (They are.)

I told her to check out my blog.  I maybe have put a few (ahem) pictures over the last year or so where she could see them grow.

Her: "I just don't get blogs."

Me: "Well ya see Lori, what you do is you click on "comment," then you can leave a comment about what you thought of the post."

Her: "No, I get it.  I just don't get blogs."

Me: "Oh."

I felt silly.  She probably really felt silly talking to such a silly person.  All kinds of silliness in that 3 minute conversation.

I suppose my own blog adds to the whole "not getting blogs" attitude.  What is this blog even about?  Me? My kids?  Do readers of this web log even know I have a husband?  (I do.  He's hot.)

It's why I like blogging.  I have a space to be random and nonsensical and even sometimes find significance to everyday things I do.  Like making soup and baking tofu bread.  I've had two so many   requests for the butternut squash soup I made the other day.  So bookmark this post people!  It's bound to become a favorite.

The tofu bread post is something you can look forward to.  So check back, set an alarm, mark you calendars.  What's more exciting than tofu bread?

Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
1 small or medium yellow onion, diced
2 Tbl olive oil (or butter, I use olive oil for almost everything)
2-4 cloves of garlic, diced
4 C chicken broth
salt and pepper 

In a large stock pot, heat oil.  Add diced onion and garlic.  Saute until onions are translucent.  
Add chicken broth and squash chunks and bring to a boil. 
Boil until squash is soft.  (I just do a squish test with a spoon.  When it squishes easily, it's done.)
With a food processor, blender or any other appliance that will puree your mixture, puree your mixture.  
Obviously the squishier the squash, the easier it will puree. 
Return to the pot, add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.  

So good!

The bigger your squash, the creamier it will be.  Keep extra broth aside in case you want it to be soupier.   I like mine pretty thick.

Enjoy your bowl of fall.   


michael. mindy. dane. said...

who is this lori? and why isn't she flying a kite instead of knocking on blogs. is knocking spelled the same in any type of content? something to think about...

if i ever get my hands on a squash, i'll make the soup.

i had something else vitally important to say...i may or may not be back to comment.

kara said...

Shoot. I made our conversation seem terse and odd. It wasn't. It made me laugh. Lori is great! No knocking, or nocking? was going on. :)

Kelsey said...

You get three gold stars for even saying TOFU BREAD!

MrsD said...

More exciting than tofu bread? Seriously? Fat Stans! Real sugar, real butter, real white flour. Everything that I wasn't allowed to eat as a child. tofu = nofu (grin!)

MrsD said...

OH, score on the butternut squash soup!

Steve Galley said...

Despite my inclination to ingest all things healthy, I must draw the line at squash (traumatic childhood food aversion experience) and I must draw a line, no wait, build a large fence in front of any tofu. But, I still love you if that helps at all.

Lori Kassing said...

Well now I get it...blogs are a way to talk about people who don't get blogs behind their backs! Haha! I like being a mystery woman...oh and your children are beautiful!!!

Lori Kassing said...

And apparently there is some blog attatched to my name (Lori) that I'm not aware of because this comment said from Cash Family Blog which I don't even remember being a part of..that's what old age will do for you!
Oh wait....I am a CASH!! That's my maiden name!