Soup and Sound Advice

Don’t do it! Don’t let the marketing geniuses who make the decisions to put spooky ghosts on the same shelf as jolly Santas trick you into thinking you have to rush around to get it all done TODAY!

Here’s a recipe I found on Good Housekeeping that I’m definitely trying. It looks SIMPLE and YUMMY and will be great as the cooler days approach. Perfect for that Thanksgiving week when company comes in. It should only take 20 minutes from start to eating. Love it!

Relax, you have plenty of time to get presents wrapped and cookies baked. And, here’s the good news, if you don’t get it all done—SO WHAT?—Thanksgiving and Christmas will still be great.


Herbed Winter Squash Soup



  • 2 package(s) (12 ounces each) frozen pureed butternut or winter squash2 can(s) 14 1/2 ounces each, 3 1/2 cups, chicken broth1 jar(s) (16 ounces) unsweetened applesauce

    1 tablespoon(s) fresh thyme leaves

    1/2 teaspoon(s) salt

    1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground pepper


In 4-quart saucepan, combine all ingredients with 1 cup water; heat to boiling over medium-high heat.


Speaking of thanksgiving, here’s a great message from our brother Paul, who wrote to the Colossians. It’s also a great message for us.

Colossians 2:6 The Message (MSG)

6-7My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.


We do live in trying times, but guess what?—-Every generation has its difficult days. We need to take Paul’s advice and start living our life with thanksgiving on our hearts. I love how the Message puts it—school’s out! In other words, you have already been taught the importance of living this way—so do it! Good point, don’t you think.


Have a blessed week.

Hugs, Chrys

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