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SoCS: Butternut Squash Soup with Peanut Butter, Our Neighborhood Creek and a Slow NaNo


This should be a fun prompt: “the last thing you put in your fridge.”

The last thing I put in the fridge on this Friday evening after dinner was the leftover butternut squash soup made my my sweet husband who offered to do the dishes even though he was tired. (We wash dishes the old fashioned way.) I thanked him, but it was my turn since he cooked. Though I did make some roasted asparagus to go with the soup. We make our butternut squash soup with peanut butter, a little garlic, a dash of red pepper flakes, and of course butternut squash. This was a really good squash – orange and lots of flavor.

It will be strange to have Thanksgiving with just me and David. Mama Cat will be here, but she’s likely to be hiding since she is still a little scared of David. I hope we get to go for a hike, at least to the creek which is about a half mile from our house.

The city gave the banks a crew cut a few years ago.
They’ve since gotten better about leaving a buffer.

If I have seemed distant from WP, NaNoWriMo is my excuse. I’m still writing every day on the novel based on my parents, though not likely to add 50,000 words as reading letters from Vietnam is slowing me down. I’m going to have to move it along though because we are heading into, barreling into, the end of November. One would think that staying home and being retired would make time slow down. But time just keeps zooming along. I guess I’ll just have to trust time and make the most of the moments we have. And be thankful.

I’ll be here for Good News Tuesday, but if I don’t “see” you, and even if I do,

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today’s prompt and the whole SoCS shebang is brought to you by Linda G. Hill. For more info, rules, and streams from the frig, visit:

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “SoCS: Butternut Squash Soup with Peanut Butter, Our Neighborhood Creek and a Slow NaNo

  1. It will certainly be a different kind of Thanksgiving this year.

  2. Just the two of you for Thanksgiving? It’s actually pretty nice. Mary and I have done it for years.

  3. A Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, JoAnna! This Thanksgiving will also be strange for us. My sister and I will not be getting together this year with our sons and family. I won’t get the chance of enjoying my nephew’s delicious butternut squash soup 🙂
    With Covid-19 cases skyrocketing here in Los Angeles County, as well as across the rest of California, we are back to greater restrictions for gathering with others. Beginning on Friday night and until December 21, all non-essential businesses, such as eateries, will be closed for business from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. For those Angelenos who love to party, restrictions don’t count.

    • It will be an adjustment. Maybe we’ll find new ways to be community and keep each other safe. I’m glad my partying days are long gone. Take care, Rosaliene!

  4. We’ve had a low key Thanksgiving since my dad passed. Won’t be much different this year than last for us anyway.

  5. The soup sounds interesting JoAnna. I’m not a big fan of butternut squash, but I think I’d give that a try.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Happy writing and Thanksgiving JoAnna!

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