If a friend hadn't called me today for a quick hike I doubt I would have left the house. This photo is from the top of Cedar Butte. My house is sitting somewhere down there in the fog ocean. Talk about dark and unmotivating weather!
And yes, Nim needs a bath very bad when you can tell from the photo. Yikes! That will be dealt with tomorrow.
After the hike it was back to homework with soup cooking in the background. I decided to make a Butternut Squash soup. It is one of those soups I actually feel guilty about buying in a can because it is so ridiculously easy to make.
I use 8 cloves of garlic, one onion, and about three carrots. In the oven I have one butternut squash cut in half and a garnet yam roasting. You could do this without roasting, but let me put it to you this way; you can either roast and then easily scoop squash out, or you can take the time to cube and PEEL a raw squash.
I thought so.
After that I add about 3 cups of water. The yam wasn't baked all the way through, but the oven time still sped up the process.
Eventually everything is soft enough to puree. I added a cup of almond milk, some salt and pepper, and roughly another 1/2 - 1 cup of water to thin.
I am very happy it hasn't rained this week, but for some reason I fell for the "fog burning off to afternoon sun." I forget that doesn't always happen out here, even if it does in Seattle.