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Home for the Holidays!

November 19, 2010

Greetings from…Louisiana!

We traveled yesterday from Altoona to Pittsburgh to Dallas to Shreveport.  Whew!

It was a long day of travel, but it’s worth it to be with family during the holidays! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away!

It’s become tradition that when we come down for Thanksgiving, my mom cooks up a big pot of gumbo on our first night home:

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Of course, now that I’m a vegetarian, this tradition is slightly less exciting for me.  😉

But—being the supportive mom that she is, my mom had also cooked up a delicious vegetarian acorn squash soup for me.

It started with roasted acorn squash:

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…which was then topped with acorn soup:

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…and finished off with a red pepper Romesco sauce.  Yum!

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We enjoyed homemade cookies for dessert:

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These bad boys were packed with chocolate chips, pecans, cinnamon, and pine nuts.  Delicious!

Now it’s not even 6:20, but I’m wide awake.  Darn time change!

Not sure what’s on the agenda for today…but I’m willing to be that there will be some Sophie Time! Woo hoo!

See ya later, alligators!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2010 12:40 pm

    Those cookies look HUGE, chock full of good stuff and delicious. Yum. Hope you have a wonderful day…already eagerly anticipating the Sophie pics!!

  2. November 19, 2010 12:43 pm

    I can’t wait to go see my family next week! Have a great time Anna!

  3. Nikki permalink
    November 19, 2010 1:19 pm

    MMMM! That soup looks delicious! I love them bowls too. Have fun at home!

  4. November 19, 2010 1:38 pm

    The acorn squash soup looks delicious! Have fun with your fam.

  5. November 19, 2010 2:12 pm

    Those cookies look amazing! They look so thick!

  6. Ginger permalink
    November 19, 2010 2:23 pm

    It’s fun to read the blog when you’re actually here! Glad you’re home!!

  7. November 19, 2010 2:29 pm

    i LOVE those bowls!

  8. November 19, 2010 3:06 pm

    Wow….I love the idea of combining romesco and squash….

  9. November 19, 2010 3:25 pm

    Have a great time home girl. I know that’s pretty much a given though 😉

  10. November 19, 2010 3:37 pm

    Enjoy your travel 🙂 Very sweet of the mama to make special accommodations for you- the soup looks fantastic. And that chunky cookie? fantastic!

  11. November 19, 2010 3:42 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

  12. November 21, 2010 3:51 am

    haha Thank you! The sweaters are great. GREAT job on your run, by the way! I have a sister as well, and this post is such good motivation for both of us.. 🙂
    P.s that baby is SO adorable!


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