It’s here – the darker season. We’ve turned the clocks back. The days are shorter, colder, cloudier.
Halloween is over, but Thanksgiving isn’t here yet.
We don’t have the lovely snow of winter to distract us and the gray days can make us feel a little Eyore-ish.
Hang in there! You’re gonna be ok.
Last Sunday was All Saints Day, when we as a church remember the “great cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us. At our church we have a time of reflection and prayer as we scroll through pictures of those who have died this past year on the screens. This is a song that our worship leader, Heather Moen sang. It was beautiful and comforting.
Ironically, I was set to post a soup recipe, when I re-read this delightful quote in Shauna’s Bread and Wine that is just perfect:
“Soup is cold-weather-dark-sky food. Soup is peasant food – odds and ends, bits and pieces, a way to stretch a piece of meat or a handful of rice… Soup is the wool sweater, not the little black dress. It’s the cardigan with elbow patches, not the pressed shirt and tie.”
This soup recipe isn’t from her, but is a favorite from Martha Stewart.
Pumpkin Mushroom Soup (I know mushrooms aren’t everyone’s jam, but my husband loves them!)
4 TB butter
1 TB (or less) curry powder
1 lb mushrooms sliced
1 lg onion chopped
1/3 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 #1 cans pumpkin
5 TB honey
salt and pepper to taste
Heat butter in lg. pot. Add curry powder and cook 1 min. Add mushrooms & option and sauté.
Stir in flour and cook 3 min.
Sitr in chicken broth and pumpkin
Brind to boil and simmer 20 minutes.
Sitr in honey and simmer 10 minutes more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Can garnish with sour cream.
Makes 10 generous servings.
I wrote a post awhile ago about wanting to hear/see the better stories…the ones that inspire us to something higher. There are three movies based on true stories that I have loved lately. Take a look:
Victoria and Abdul
Goodbye Christopher Robin
And my movie maven friend, Heather, also recommended this one. I read the book and am going to see the movie today:
Same Kind of Different as Me
What have you seen or read lately that has been uplifting? Share in comments?
Have a great weekend!