Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Lunch ~ Squash Soup

Fall has certainly arrived in Central NY. 

 The leaves are turning, the nights are cooler, and the days are getting shorter.

My fall decorations are up and yearly I look forward to pulling out my favorite piece: my scarecrow!

Yesterday I used him as a centerpiece for a lunch with my girlfriend:

He was made years and years ago by a friend:

I think he is just adorable!

I used my spider bowls from the Christmas Tree Shop...

…and placed him on courtly checked dishes:

I served squash soup and crescent rolls...

…and covered my chairs with my new favorite stripes:

Squash Soup:
1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cups chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with salt, and pepper. Serve.

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  1. You do the cutest work and setups, Patti. I just love that little table! Your squash soup sounds good, too. Love it for Fall! xo Diana

  2. Patti, your table is adorable. Those spider bowls are really cute, and the stripe chair covers are perfect with your table.

  3. Love your table Patti with all your checks. The soup sounds wonderful - will have to make some.

  4. That is one sassy table, love it!

  5. Such a fun scarecrow and I love that table. It looks like McKenzie Childs.

  6. Patti I love this table and the stripes on the chairs are so cute.I wish we had a Christmas tree store near by closet store is in Alabama and live in San Diego Ca.Susie

  7. Love this table- those spider bowls are so cute! The scarecrow is adorable or should I say scary! LOL... nah he's just adorable. What a nice treasure to own!

  8. Hip, hip, hooray on the striped chair covers! Perfect fit, and they look terrific with this table setting!!! Stripes and the courtly check look so great together!

    I'm diggin' your scarecrow, especially the cool way his little legs are crossed! He doesn't have a care in the world! I like those cool spider bowls, too. Very different...and scary! You guys and the Christmas Tres Shops...I'm so jealous!

    I hope you and your friend enjoyed your luncheon together! Have a great weekend!

  9. Your scarecrow is adorable, Patti! What a great job your friend did in making him. I'm loving your striped chair covers. They look perfect with your CC and spider bowls. Your soup sounds delicious, too.


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