November 21, 2008

Of course we had to open a little vino tonight! A fabulously delicious granache!



And I made my favorite KERF recipe ever invented!!


Butternut Squash + Kale Soup!

Anna helped with the squash…


Check the recipe for the technique but tonight’s version included:

  • 1 medium-small butternut squash
  • 1 carrot
  • 10 oz grass-fed ground chuck
  • An Imagine brand butternut squash soup (the small box)
  • 1 glove garlic
  • Cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, S+P
  • 2 apples
  • Like 6 cups of kale?
  • An additional cup of chicken broth (we let it cook + thicken too much)


SO GOOD!! Anna loved it too 8)


On the side we all split the cheddar-herb scuffin Anna bought at Great  Harvest. Mmmm!!


And I had another oz of wine –


Dessert bites included bites of Gina’s macaroon and Great Harvest power bar (a mix of PB, grains and fruit/nuts that the husband brought home)

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We’re off to get in bed early because tomorrow we’re going running first thing (Anna requested another hard-core KERF workout!) and then we’re headed to NC Wine Country!!!! Well, just to visit a winery in the morning and stop by Davidson (my alma mater) before lunch uptown.

Happy Weekend!

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1 Shelby November 21, 2008 at 8:53 pm

That recipe looks Delish! I will try that asap!


2 VeggieGirl November 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Your KERF recipe + Gina’s macaroons = amazing eats!!

Have a restful evening, and a TERRIFIC day tomorrow!! Lots of fun planned!! :-)


3 Megan November 21, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I definitely need to try that recipe! Love the wine glass picture! Have fun tomorrow!


4 Carol November 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm

The soup looks sooo good. Hope you have a good day tomarrow.


5 Jen November 21, 2008 at 9:03 pm

LOVE the recipe! total drool-worthy and perfect for the cold weather!


6 ashley (sweet & natural) November 21, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Delicious dinner + wine + good company = perfect night!

And I’m off to see a U2 cover band. Equally classy.


7 emmy November 21, 2008 at 9:04 pm

You are making this challenge look easy-peasy! I’m glad your cousin is having fun, it all seems like a great time!


8 Grounded Fitness November 21, 2008 at 9:25 pm

sounds like a great night! that soup looks delish!

Kelly Turner


9 Katelyn November 21, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Again, I wish I liked Kale…the soup looks amazing!


10 Victoria November 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Soup is always good, but I think that cheddar-herb scuffin sounds amazing! I need to try to make those.


11 Mara November 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

great sounding dinner!


12 Shannon November 21, 2008 at 10:04 pm

I’m loving the scuffin!
And your soup looks muy interesante. I’ve never seen kale in soup before!


13 Mel November 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Your soup looks amazing, I am totally going to have to check that out since I have a squash sitting here waiting for me to do something with it!


14 Oh She Glows November 21, 2008 at 10:34 pm

I think that is a great recipe to have my first try of kale! Looks so yummy.

I love the picture with the hubby blurred in the background. Were those your ‘wine goggles’ on? lol


15 Maggie November 21, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Sounds like Anna’s having an amazing time 😀 Have fun on your early run!!


16 mh November 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm

you and Anna are too cute! have fun! and I love how the hub is lounging on the couch through the wine glass!!


17 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 21, 2008 at 11:47 pm

what a special little dinner, have a blast tomorrow and get a good night’s sleep!


18 Nellie November 22, 2008 at 12:22 am

At first I read “ganache” instead of “granache,” guess you can see where my mind is!

Glad you all enjoyed the soup it looks amazing!

Have a great workout in the a.m.!


19 Andrea November 22, 2008 at 12:52 am

Oh my goodness that soup looks incredible!!!


20 kristie in seattle November 22, 2008 at 3:02 am

sorta off topic, but your pad is too cute! love the bright walls!


21 haya November 22, 2008 at 7:36 am

that is how i make all my soups! super thick and kind of stewy.


22 Kath November 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

Oh She Glows< ?b>,
Wine goggles – lol!



23 HangryPants November 22, 2008 at 10:12 am

Oh the soup looks wonderful!


24 Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) November 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Hi Kath!
I’m really digging your orange wall in your living room. It’s so vibrant yet cozy. Did you choose that color yourselves? It’s beautiful! :)


25 Kath November 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm

It was kind of an accident. It was supposed to be coral and turned out bright orange. It’s pinker during the day. We’ve grown to like it thought!



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