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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I can't believe how big my kiddos have gotten. I've been taking Carleigh to the pumpkin patch since she was a baby, and now she's six! Emma wasn't all too keen on the idea of smiling for the camera or even looking in the general direction. She was giving more of a "this is torture" cry. Check out our pictures from our annual trek to the pumpkin patch...

A yummy soup recipe to go along with the fall pictures...

Tomato Basil Soup
2 large cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 14 1/2 ounce can chicken broth or stock
15 (give or take) fresh basil leaves removed from the stem and roughly chopped
1 stick unsalted butter (not margarine) (You can get by with reducing the amount of butter by about half.)
1 cup heavy cream (I used about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, and it was still good.)
pepper to taste

Cook tomatoes with juice in chicken broth for 45 min. Blend the tomato and broth mixture with the basil leaves with a hand blender you can immerse in the pot, or in batches in a blender/food processor. Stir in the butter and cream and pepper to taste. YUM-O!!


  1. Your children are beautiful!

  2. Oh don't you just love fall... the colors smells and yummy warm soup! I am ganna make that! Sounds good! Good to see everyone smiling!!!

  3. I remember taking mine to the pumpkin patch when they were little. What great memories you are making. The soup sounds wonderful and just the right time of year to make it. God Bless You and your family. Karen Halstead


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