Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday the weather here was 68 and sunny. Then it got windy. Then it got a little rainy. Then the sun came back out. Then the winds and rain really came, and our power went out for the first time. While I was in the middle of cooking dinner. I’m talking pork loin raw in the oven, frozen butternut squash soup sitting on the stove. Everything in our house is electric, including the stove. That means panic basically set in for me. What will we eat for dinner? How will I make TJ’s lunch for tomorrow? And then I began kicking myself for talking so much shit about meal prep, because it would have been really handy in this situation. Continue reading


Savory Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Yes, that picture looks like sh*t. No, I don’t have a better one and no, I have no excuse for using it. You probably won’t even make this recipe because the picture looks so bad. I promise I will try harder. I cook literally every single day, and 9 times out of 10 I fail to remember to take pictures of what I make. I made a really delicious and easy pesto chicken salad yesterday and completely forgot to take a picture. I didn’t think a picture from TJ’s iPhone of his half eaten Tupperware midway through lunch would suffice, so I will have to make it again and remember to actually photograph more. I think I need to put up post it notes in my kitchen to remind me to take a picture both while cooking and of the finished product. TJ is a HUGE fan of clutter (not) so I’m sure that will go over really well..
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