Sunday, January 4, 2009

Warming your soul!

It's about that time (even if you live down south, where you *think* it's cold, hehe) for soup! Here are some of yours I enjoyed...

With two stellar ingredients, I knew Jenna's Sweet Potato & Butternut Soup was going to be a winner. I used a delicata squash, and this was delish! It definately had a little kick, but not overpowering so I enjoyed it along with some toast (oh if only i had planned ahead and had some fresh bread...)

Topped with unsweetened coconut & dukkah

And another soup, slightly adapted from this recipe at everybody likes sandwiches. I pureed a little bit with my hand blender, but wanted to keep it chunky. I had some roasted corn (ah, trader joe's!) and also threw in some crab. While it went very well together, I think it was out of laziness from having to do something else with the crab that was already open :)



I leave you with a story. I brought some peppermint Joe Joes home over Christmas, mainly because I wanted to try them. With all the goodies around, we hardly made a dent in them, but all too quickly it was time for me to leave. I sent this recipe for Peppermint Cookies 'N Cream Brownies to my Dad, who is umm... not exactly Papa Bender, kinda joking that he should try making them. As he said, "the apple falls far from this tree!" But he decided to make them one morning while mom was asleep to surprise her with his skills, but warned me he may have questions, so I told him to call as much as he needed. I got a few phone calls, concerned about correct pan size and the use of sweetened chocolate instead of unsweetened, but he made it through and excitedly called me when they were in the oven. I would've loved the look on mom's face when she woke up that morning (i think it was a little messy), I think it said what the heck are you doing?? But they turned out great, and I couldn't be more proud! hehe :) Dad's questions reminded me of when I started my forrays into the kitchen. Guess what else? He even took some photos for me to put on the blog :) So here are dad's Brownies!

25 comments:

Krista said...

That's a great job your dad did! Yipee!

I love your header! VERY nice!

Erica said...

yayyyyyyy for your dad! That is too cute!

Soup looks great.

My idea of cold has def changed since our move to SC ;)

♥Reeni said...

Those soups look great! Your Dad did an awesome job. Now he'll have to bake them again when you visit!

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE THE SOUP!!

So fun that your dad made the brownies!! :-D

Meg said...

The soup looks yummy and I love the square bowl.

Your dad's brownies look fantastic!

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Totally adorable that your dad made brownies! And called you with questions!

Esi said...

All the soups look great and cheers to your dad for doing the brownies. I love peppermint Joes

MizFit said...

HOW CUTE IS YOUR DAD!

I cant wait for his guest post here...

Mrs. LC said...

aww your dad is too cute!

Ricki said...

Mmm that soup looks great! And kudos to your dad for even trying--and better yet, they came out SO good!

PS So glad you tried out the pate--hope you liked it! :)

lauren said...

the soup looks great - and I love your dad's brownies. too cute.

alexandra's kitchen said...

way to go Dad! that is awesome. my father would not even know where to begin. i'm not sure he's ever baked anything in his entire life. seriously. and he's 73.

Anyway, the brownies and the soup both look and sound awesome.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Whoa dad! Way to bust it out!!!!
I love your banner!

seejessrun said...

Go Dad! Those look amazing.

Deborah said...

Delicious!! I especially want some of that sweet potato and butternut squash soup!

biz319 said...

I've looked for that delicata squash at my local market - no luck yet - maybe whole foods?

Pumpkin said...

Aww! That's so cool that your dad made brownies! Did you get to try one?

That squash soup looks a-maze-ing. If you make the soup, I'll bring the fresh bread!

runningwithfood.com said...

YAY for your dad! That freaking awesome!!

Thanks for sharing your soup love!! My absolute favorite meal during these cooler months! I don't care if it's 60 degrees or not! :)

Have a good one, girl!

Maria said...

Love the soup and your dad is awesome!

Astra Libris said...

What a wonderful story! You must be so proud of your Dad!

the soup looks SO delicious - how did you know that I wanted to fix butternut squash soup tonight? :-) Thank you!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Orange soup! I love orange soups, they're always the best kind. With a side of brownies I'm good to go.

HeatherBakes said...

Your dad's brownies look great!

I could use a bowl of that soup right now... so ccccold

Rosiecat said...

Once again, I'll be waiting by my mailbox for my food shipment from Tri to Cook. I LOVE chocolate and mint! I never say no to minty chocolate desserts.

eatingbender said...

LOL! I can't wait to tell my dad that he got a shout out on your blog! He is going to be so happy :o) I think your dad did an amazing job - I love that he made brownies. I don't think Papa Bender has ever been that ambitious, so your dad takes the cake - er, I mean brownies!

Sophie said...

The soup looks really good. I've the idea of topping it with coconut and dukkah. Much healthier than croutons or a swirl of cream and no doubt much tastier too!

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