Sunday, October 26, 2008

Snowy Sunday

Oh Sven, you were so right about the snow. It really is snowing today. I can handle it though. Yesterday I raked my whole yard! 11 Bags worth of dead rotting leaves that were leaving death spots on my lush greenery. So now my whole yard is leaf free! So before you jump up and down and say OOH I won the leaf contest!, I kinda left out this minor detail and that is I raked the majority of the leaves off my grass and onto the patio.

A fortress of leaves around my patio. I'm hoping this works as a deterrent from those pesky rabbits that keep falling in my egress windows. I saved one the other day, and lets not mention what happened to the other one. :(
Today is a quintessential autumnal day to just be inside and watch crap tv, clean my gross bathroom and make soup! Inspired by the trucker-sounding, lip-smacking, often annoying, bad pun and joke telling Rachael Ray. She was making pumpkin penne and she mentioned making pumpkin soup and I thought, HEY RACH, You are either onto something or on something. So thus I created probably one of the best soups ever to land in my belly (get in the belly). Black Bean Pumpkin soup. Made with the left over pumpkin puree from my pumpkin muffins.

And before i gobbled this down, I thought why not put some chives on top of it. I have a whole mess of chives in my backyard. But first i had to stop and laugh at my ensemble I was wearing. I had my favorite pajama pants, with my favorite socks,
and then i slipped on my favorite giraffe print shoes (see Mary, i really do heart me some giraffes).
Sometimes it is better not to wear all your favorite things at once, or you may end up looking like this. I was such a hot tranny mess, Marius the cat said, I have to be this photo op too!

The soup was great! I had 3 bowl fulls! And then i opened my fridge and said, I am going to take a picture of the inside. And then a picture all my condiments. Then i was inspired to take a picture of my medicine cabinet.

Well the thing is I'm just really procrastinating. I don't want to clean. And i have to go out and buy a new muffin tin for my TWD Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes. And the thought of cleaning and\or leaving my house just makes me want to sit here and ramble on and on. But before i go here is my Black Bean Pumpkin Soup Recipe:

1 tbsp evoo (i had to write it, racheal made me)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can black beans drained, 15 ounces
2 cups chicken stock
1 can pumpkin puree 15 ounces (i used half the can because that is all i had)
1 can diced tomatoes in juice 14 1/2 ounces
chopped cooked chicken chunks (added last minute from a can)
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt\pepper to taste
fresh chopped chives for garnish
Directions: Heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add onion. Saute onions 5 minutes. Add garlic, saute until soft. Add broth, tomatoes, black beans and pumpkin puree. Stir to combine ingredients and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in chicken, curry, cumin, cayenne and salt\pepper, to taste. Simmer 5 minutes, and serve garnished with chopped chives.


R.E.II said...


...sensible of shoe said...

That is a hot tranny mess. Way to show us the real you. Sounds like a great day. By the by, your fridge is EMPTY! I should take one of mine!

*MARY* said...

When I saw that soup I was hoping you would post the recipe.
Look at me, always getting what I want, awesome!

jodilee0123 said...

MMMMMmmmmm. . . I must try the soup! And by the looks of the pictures. . . your house already appears to be very very clean!

Bonnie said...

I love the shoes! Giraffes are my favorite animal. Cute house!

Heather of the EO said...

I love your cute little outfit. Marius obviously does too! :)

YOU DO love Giraffes :)

Heather said...

You do realize that the photo of your pants/socks/shoes combo will end up on the "What Were They Wearing?" blog, right?

joolee said...

I must say I've never seen a cuter medicine cabinet! I love that after reading your blog, all I want to do is make soup and hole up for the winter in some killer wool socks:) You're my kind of girl. Except for the raking part. I'm waiting for all my leaves to blow into the neighbors yard;)

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