My mom made this divine soup for Thanksgiving dinner and I just had to share it with all of you!! It is a perfect cold weather food and such a great addition to add to the generic soups. No matter if you're making it for a large group or just yourself (always good to store extra so you don't have to cook for a night!), you should definitely try out this yummy recipe!
SWEET POTATO AND APPLE SOUP
1 T unsalted butter 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 shallots, peeled and minced 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes 1/2 pound carrots, peeled and cut in cubes 2 tart apples (granny smith), peeled, cored, and cut in cubes 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup water
Melt butter in large stock pot. Add onion and shallots and saute over medium high heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Reduce heat, add the sweet potatoes, carrots and apples. Continue to saute for 8 minutes stirring frequently.
Add the chicken stock and water. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Transfer the soup in batches to a blender or a food processor and puree. Return to the a pan or stock pot to reheat. Serve hot. Enjoy!!!
Since it's after Thanksgiving, it's time for me to begin celebrating the holiday season! I am loving the colorful outlook to the holidays this year! Keep checking back on the blog for the next few weeks to find your holiday inspirations, for now here's a little kick-off to your week!!
It's hard to believe I have been blogging for a year, how time flies! I owe so much of it to all of my readers and want to give a little thank you, so Twirling Clare is announcing her first giveaway!!
One of my close friends traveled to Barcelona over the summer and brought back the most beautiful and colorful bangles. They have graced my wrist EVERY day since I picked out a few for my own accessory collection and I would like to have a lucky winner sport the Barcelona bangle trend!
I am giving away two bangles, both complementing each other perfectly! The first is 1.5 inches wide and is purple with green gems. The second is about .5 inches wide and is a pearly white with purple and green flowers. The metallic accent on both bracelets is gold.
They look fabulous together and are fantastic for the upcoming holiday season...but also to wear throughout the year!
Here are some places where I've worn my Barcelona Bangles:
Athletic Events, Philanthropy Flag Football tournament...I never touched the ball, but at least I was stylish!
Rainy day, adds a pop of color!
They joined me and my traffic cone for Halloween adventures!
And finally on a night out with friends!
The possibilities of where you can wear your new accessories are endless!!
To enter the contest:
1. Become a follower of Twirling Clare. Click "join this site" on the right hand of the page and fill in the appropriate information (one entry)
2. Like the Twirling Clare facebook page. Simply click "like" on the top of the right hand column of the blog, where the facebook logo is located or just click the link! (one entry)
I won't be shopping today because I will be busy helping customers at the boutique, but there is no harm designing a fool-proof and totally fabulous shopping outfit. When you go shopping, always look dressed to impress, yet comfortable. This outfit pulls trends with classic vibes which will be lifelong pieces.
“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” -Coco Chanel
One of my favorite pair of shoes are my Clark's Wallabees! My mom bought me a pair last year...I have the sand shade. These are popular throughout much of the south and amongst boys and girls. A great unisex style trend!
The first Clark Wallabee was launched in 1965: The company had a new hit when family member Lance Clark introduced another popular shoe design, the moccasin-styled Wallabee, which went on to become a classic in the comfort shoe category.
What a perfect color combination for the fall months! I love the organization of the picture frames in the first picture, and notice the dark trim against the orange walls! I also love the pop of blue in the second to last picture, the pillows really make the rest of the room's color scheme stand out. My favorite is the last room, definitely classic with a modern spin!
I own no right to these pictures. These are a sampling of the vast collection of photos that I have saved from years of searching for inspiration throughout the blogosphere and cyber world. I would be more than happy to provide you with a direct link to a particular photo upon request. Just send me an email (email@example.com) and I will help you with official citations. Thank you!!