Christmas Orders Are In…..


And I’m quickly wrapping up another order of totes.  One including a tote for a Breast Cancer Survivor, which I am honored to create a design for.  This should wrap up most the totes for the season and now I’ll be onto children’s craft aprons, which I cannot wait to design.

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Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup I’m a huge soup lover, but have had my fair share of failed butternut squash soups either off the shelf or from the market.  I planned for a section in my garden for this invasive gourd just to try my shot of making my own version.  After harvesting the baby squash (before the first freeze) I was so excited and roasted them with butter and brown sugar….the house smelled incredible.  The rest of the steps of my journey are below, and boy it is a filling meal in a cup.  I couldn’t get over the aromas and flavors of every bit from a visually simple soup.  It’ll be hard to buy this off the shelf again, when I know how good it can be homemade.

  • 6 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  2. Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through. Do not allow to boil.


Winter Tails


“Winter?” you say?  I am staring at 10” of snow outside our window resting on our fence.  Yup, it's here…..ah well time to get out the scarves and mittens again.  Copper has had quite the eventful season, starting it off with surgery to remove an obstruction of a combination of toys, rug and stuffing from his bed.  Although this guy is heavily monitored and constantly gets things taken away from him when he’s up to no good, we were shocked to see how large this mass actually was.  Stitches are removed and the cone is gone, so now we’re back to a normal schedule of romping around on the weekends and he doesn’t know any different.  I am working on Christmas stockings for all 3 KitchStitch furry animals, will post pics soon.