Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sunshine Squash

How do you like these beauties?  I grew them in my garden this year.  No, they're not pumpkins.  They are Sunshine Squash and will be transformed shortly into a delicious soup.  Recipe:

1 Sunshine Squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 small onion, diced
1 celery rib, small dice
1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon ginger (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium low heat.  Saute onion, celery, apple until soft, about 7 minutes.  Add garlic to heat for one minute.  Add squash, stock and ginger.  Bring to boil, add salt.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until squash is soft.  Puree and servve with a dollop of sour cream.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Monday last, John and I had a great evening of dinner and theater.  Mom recommended "The Red Dog Pub" at Rods Ranch House and then we drove over to Drew University's Shakespeare Festival which showed "Something Wicked This Way Comes".    We are looking forward to more visits to the Kirby Theater.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moonlight Blaze at Van Dyk Manor

The Third Annual Moonlight Blaze was held last night to great acclaim.  Here are some pictures taken by my DH

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nautical blanket

I'm almost finished with the Nautical Afghan.  It's an unusual craft called Tunisian or Afghan Stitch which makes a very thick fabric.  It is the best stitch to use in making a blanket as knitting and crocheting are make a single layer fabric.  I'm finishing up the fringe, although I may have to purchase some additional yarn.

The sweater was finished awhile ago

I'm posting it again, this time on the Nautical Afghan

Morristown Harvest Festival

I went to the Annual Harvest Festival in Morristown, NJ a few weekends ago and took these pix.  Statue in the Green.  I have the sign for it somewhere..  Here is the link to the Festival:

I met some important people there who were kind enough to let me take their photo.  Do you recognize them?  Hint:  Camera's weren't around then.

My brother, Gene, niece Molly (with fake glasses) and sister Cathy with our grab bags.