Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Butternut Squash Soup


Instructions
Things You'll Need:
1 can chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed butternut squash (OR 12 oz. frozen butternut squash)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large carrot, grated
1 small zucchini, grated
1 small onion, chopped small
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf (not curly leaf!)parsley
1 cup milk
black pepper
salt
1 tsp. Accent (MSG) optional
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1.Combine the butternut squash, chicken broth, and garlic in a medium size saucepan on the stove. Add the grated zucchini and carrots. Turn heat on low to gently begin heating it. Stir occasionally.

2.While the butternut squash mixture is heating, get out a small frying pan to sauté the onions. Melt the butter in the pan, then turn heat to medium, and add the onions and garlic. Sauté, by stirring as they cook. Continue cooking until brown, but not burned. This should smell wonderful. You've brought out the sweetness by caramelizing the onions.

3.Add the onion and sugar to the butternut squash soup in the pot. Cover, and set a kitchen timer to gently simmer this mixture on medium heat for 15 minutes.

4.After your golden, yummy soup has simmered, take it off the heat, and add the milk. Stir. Add the finely chopped flat leaf parsley. Add the spices. Stir. Gently bring back to temperature, making sure to gently heat it without boiling it for a few minutes

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Church is True!

Today was such an amazing day at church. Every talk was just pertaining to what I have been going through at this time in my life. I am so thankful to be apart of Christ's church on the earth today. I am so grateful for the great example that he has lead. And I am so grateful for the wonderful examples in my life that have lifted me up and inspired me to be a better person. I am grateful for my trials that I go through and I am even more grateful that I know I am never alone when I go through them. And to top it off my dad made meat loaf!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Family Photos in






Welp heres one of many. It was a fun trip in Utah, little hot. But needless to say a well worth trip. We had a very eventful trip. A lot of weird things kept happening. But we were definetly blessed to be able to spend time with our family. It was so great to see the little kids.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

lovely...classic...simple

So today I got bored at work and I
decided to do some blogging. These are just things that I love.

"We live on front porches and swing life away"- Rise Against I love front porches. Some of my fondest memories were taken place on a front porch. Hanging out with my brothers and listening to my Grandpa Ruuth tell us all these cool stories. Its just a place where all seems right in the world. Where life can be just enjoyed.



I love love love this bathroom despite the ugly rug (sorry, dont mind me im just a anti-rug-kinda-girl). Its one of my dreams to own a bathroom that has a clawfoot bathtub with brick walls. So sexy and simple and classic.




I've always been a huge fan of Monica Gellar's Kitchen. It just looks so warm and inviting.



My favortie breakfast in the whole world has got to be french toast with strawberries.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I love my Mom!

Shes Just my favorite mom!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

And I wanna scream on the top of my lungs, Whats going on???

Blah Blah Blah...yada...yada...yada... when people are yelling at me for something i didn't do, or being very demanding and I just want to scream on the top of my lungs, What's going on??. One of these days I'm just going to tell them "Hey, maybe the Dingo ate baby!"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snails see the benefits, The beauty in every inch






This is what I believe: choose to believe it or not.

Lately life has been an emotional roller-coaster and I've have felt like I'm running in an incredible rate Harry. I've learned that we have the free agency to choose what we do with our lives but we don't choose the consequences. And as much as it sucks that sometimes we don't have control of other peoples actions. Sometimes we wish things will happen a certain way. But we must accept other peoples free agency. Because that was a gift given to us from someone who loves all of us equally the same. And he told us to "Love one Another as I have loved you" And all we can do is do our best, the best way we know how. And of course we will make mistakes, I have had soooo many times in my life like "what the heck did I just do, crap" and of course they will hurt, esp. if they involve other people who you love. But thats life, you mess up. Everyone does. If we were all perfect we wouldn't be here. But there's someone who is and he knew that we would mess up. I'm sure it hurts, but he always finds the time to forgive. If were truly sorry and we don't ever want to do it again. Should we beat ourselves up because of it? I mean to a certain extent if we didn't feel bad of what we did we wouldn't be humbled so that we can grow and learn from it. But we shouldn't choose to dwell on it, we must move forward, forward with faith. If we do choose to dwell on it, it becomes all of what we think and we become slaves to it and then we feel even more lost and miserable then we were before and the cycle will just continue. But on the bright side if we choose not to dwell on it, and repent and move forward we are free. Free to think clearly, free to choose what is best for us, Free for the next incredibly cool opportunities that we will be blessed with.

Thanks to all the people that have help me learn this. Esp. The big man up stairs. and esp. to that special someone-I'm sorry and I hope we can still be friends. Because your AWESOME!