Fall Minestrone

IMG_3693IMG_3683 A few months ago a friend from work shared a recipe for fall minestrone soup from an article in her Cooking Light {October 2003} magazine. So, I photocopied the recipe, placed it on my desk and completely forgot about it until this weekend. After hitting the farmers market for a few items, the butternut squash and kale I decided to try this comforting and delicious soup.

The hardest part of the process was the prep of cutting vegetables into cubed pieces, but other than that the meal is done. When I got up yesterday morning, I made my own broth from a roasted chicken we had for dinner a while back, as I preferred chicken to vegetable broth. I also sautéed the potatoes with the onion and garlic for a bit of added flavor then tore Thai basil with grated Parmesan cheese for the final garnish.

Place the soup into a big cup instead of a bowl and curl up for an evening of sitting on the front porch or watching your favorite television shows!!

Bon appetite,


Comforting Winter Foods

IMG_1436 IMG_1441Battening down in the kitchen during rigorous Winter Storm Wiley to prep and cook comfort foods is the best way to spend a snowy day. I had a turkey that was the perfect start to the meal with sourdough bread that was lightly toasted to make a delicious sage, rosemary and thyme dressing, along with the final dish, which was a luscious broccoli-cheese casserole.

IMG_2151The best thing about this meal will definitely be the left-overs for lunches tomorrow. Not to mention the individual turkey pot-pies for dinner.

Plan your meals stylishly,