Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Fall

In honor of the first day of fall tomorrow, we had a special fall dinner celebration. Cassie and I have discussed on our walks how much we love fall and I think we have been looking forward to the crisp fall days since June! So tonight Billy, AnnaKate, Cassie, Dave, Taylor and I celebrated with a special dinner consisting of an apple and goat cheese salad, rosemary-garlic bread, butternut squash soup and a pumpkin crisp. We all had so much fun! Welcome fall!










One of the many great things I have learned from my friend Anna is to write in your cookbooks. It was so hard for me at first to do it but it turns the cookbook in to a memory book of sorts. Each time you turn to that recipe you are reminded of a special time when you made it. When I pulled out my favorite Susan Branch cookbook to make the Butternut Bisque I was reminded of Halloween 2002 when I made the soup for Billy and Cathy.


If you have never made Butternut squash soup, you need to make this one!
Happy fall!!


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had a blast with y'all tonight. Ok, so what should we celebrate next? And by the way, your camera is awesome. The pictures are adorable. Thanks for capturing those memories!

Cassie

Jennifer said...

Are you SURE Martha Stewart didn't make that meal? Who knew you could do all that fancy stuff - everything looks so good and loved the presentation!

Oh by the way, I can tell you got a new camera...the pictures are really, really good! Can't wait to see more!

Girlfrog said...

That looks delicious! You are such a great cook! The butternut squash soup is so good that it is a fall must. Im so glad you write in your books, a few weeks ago I found a notation for eggs and asparagus that I made for you and Cindy! It made me smile.

Lori said...

Can you bring leftovers to school tomorrow? Looks delicious and sounds like so much fun! :)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

You know you should really see a fall day here in Illinois. The leaves are changing, its pretty.LOL

Anne said...

Yum! This looks so much better than the shells and cheese the kids and I ate tonight (John is golfing in Hilton Head; I'm sure he's living high on the hog right now). Yum, yum, yum!

Also, we served butternut squash soup during our wedding reception on October 27th seven years ago. It was then, and it remains now, one of my favorite soups.

Cindy said...

I printed the recipe off to slip into MY favorite Susan Branch recipe book (Vineyard Seasons)...it looks very yummy, and Lukas is always asking me to make butternut squash.

What a fun meal!

Brooke said...

Why wasn't I invited? lol

The Green Family said...

The pumpkin crisp was wonderful today. I need the recipe!!! That soup looks great too!!

Kristi said...

Love the pictures. Happy Fall to you all. Love, Kristi and Noah.

Anna said...

Looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Ok, we are too much alike! Daniel and I also celebrated the arrival of Fall with a Butternut Squash soup dinner. We didn't have the salad--we were bad there--I made spoonbread to go with it. Anywho...too funny! When I told people at the lunch table at school what we were doing, they were like, "Y'all are such dorks!"
Chap