FALL is in the air! Today I’d like to share some of my FALL FAVS because it’s my mission in life to make everyone love the fall as much as I do. Ha-ha! I’m doing a WELCOMING THE FALL GIVE-AWAY for my readers! To enter, see the details at the end!
One thing I LOVE to bring out this time of year is my favorite fall smelling candles! In my opinion, the BEST candles are Salt City Candles because they permeate the whole house and they have TONS of flavors! I am currently burning Carmel Apple flavor and anyone who comes over always comments on how delicious it smells!
I love to cook lots of Fall Meals- I love all the spices! One of my favorites is Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is the first Fall Meal I make as soon as the nights get a little crisper and the leaves begin changing at the top of the Mountains!
All you need is:
- Butternut Squash
- Veggie (or Chicken) stock
- Pint of Half & Half
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg
It’s really easy- you just have to think ahead enough because you have to bake the squash. But after its baked its really quick to throw together and its always a huge hit!
BROOKE’S BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
Place squash face down in a glass pan and add a little bit of water so that the bottom of the squash is submerged, creating a seal. Bake for about 40 min, until squash is tender, so you can scrape out the inside easily.
Scrape the squash and pour enough Veggie (or Chicken) stock to cover squash in the blender. LEAVE A FEW INCHES OF SPACE at the top- it expands a little as its being blended (and YES I learned that part the hard way). Blend together (I usually do half at a time) and put in large pot. Add 1/2 to 1 pint of Half & Half (depending on your personal tastes and the size of the squash). Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Dish it up.. and ENJOY!
I usually make some whole wheat rolls or cornbread to go with it. For the beverage…
Nothing says Fall like fresh Apple Cider! I’m a huge scarf, hat and boot girl in the fall.. but sadly it was still pretty warm today, so I can’t quite go that far (see… I may be obsessed, but at least I know my limits…)
In the spirit of spreading my FALL obsession- I’m having a SALT CITY CANDLE GIVE AWAY! To enter the drawing, do one of the following:
- Like my FACEBOOK PAGE
- Subscribe to my blog (you can enter your email address on the right sidebar- I promise to keep emails confidential and NO SPAM!)
- Add my blog to your blogroll
- If you have already done one of the items above (THANKS!) you are already entered. You can be entered TWICE if one of your friends Likes/Subscribes/Add to their Blogroll (just leave me a comment to let me know).
You can have your name entered AN ADDITIONAL time if you:
- LEAVE A COMMENT with your favorite thing to do in the fall!
The LUCKY WINNER will be announced next TUESDAY and I will send you one of my FAVORITE candles to help you welcome FALL!
Hope everyone is having a great week! I’m taking off this weekend for my YEARLY GILRS RETREAT with my GNO GROUP!! See ya next Tuesday to announce the WINNER!