Friday 26 October 2018

Cold weather=yummy soup

I love making a big pot of yummy soup on a cold fall night. Here is one of my easy, cheap go to soups.

Rustic Fall Veggie Soup

1 tbs butter
1 diced yellow onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 peeled and diced winter squash
1 diced zucchini
1 peeled and diced sweet potato
1/2 c orzo
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomato
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
4 c. chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

In a large crock heat butter and add onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute until golden brown.
Add winter squash, zucchini, sweet potato, orzo, canned tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, and broth. Simmer until veggies are soft and cooked through for around 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with hot crusty bread and enjoy. 

Friday 5 October 2018

Easy Halloween Decorations

Halloween is on the top of my list for best holidays! The cooler weather is a welcome change after a dry hot summer, leaves are changing color and lets face it, dressing up is fun for all ages. I try not to go crazy spending time or money on decorating since the holiday seems to come and go so fast.

Here are a few of my DIY affordable Halloween decorating ideas.

-Fill apothecary jars with fall colored candies.
- Banners made from card stock and colorful paper
- Specimen jars filled with colored water and creepy toys
-Turn your yard into a graveyard with headstones made from Styrofoam
cutouts and some spray paint.

This can become a super fun activity to do with the family every year. Stay safe and have fun!