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Sunday, October 3, 2010

october weekend + simple soup

what a picturesque october weekend in new england,
complete with a larger-than-usual saturday breakfast, apple picking, 
delicious soup for dinner & great company all day!

first pick
Honeypot Hill Orchard bear

we also got hot cider & cider for home
in the trees
peeking from a golden delicious tree
since it was such a perfectly fall day, for dinner we made a quick & easy
pumpkin & barley soup

8 oz. cooked andouille sausage (tj's has the perfect ones)
1 smal onion, chopped
1 T dried or fresh sage
1 T vegetable oil
1 c. quick-cooking barley
1 c. chicken broth
3 c. water
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
1 T syrup
1 T cider vinegar

combine in dutch oven:
sausage, onion & sage in oil and cook over medium heat for 3 min, stirring often
add barley, water & broth, bring to boil
reduce heat, simmer covered for 12 min, stirring occasionally
stir in pumpkin, syrup & vinegar
heat thoroughly, season to taste with salt & pepper
yields 4 servings
we also had some delicious bread accompanying the soup from flour bakery

and of course, we made apple crisp for dessert!
now, what to do with rest of the apples...

1 comment:

  1. Yum this looks is soooo soup weather here. Hugs for a great Monday.


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