Monday, September 16, 2013

Squash & Tomato Soup and Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I made a squash/tomato soup with a giant homegrown squash and some tomatoes over the weekend.

Squash and tomatoes

I just signed up for Instagram on Friday night, and I love it. To be honest, I had no idea that Instagram was available for Android phones (after being jealous of people with iphones for years) until the older kid asked me to follow him. Apparently, it’s been available for Android phones for a while… Sometimes it seems like I live under a rock…

Anyway, the soup was very simple but tasty and smelled wonderful. The kid actually asked if we were having pizza.

Tomato Squash Soup 

  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 small tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 giant squash, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot. When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes
  2. Next add the garlic, tomatoes, and squash and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, oregano and thyme and let cook for 20 – 25 minutes, until the squash is very soft.
  4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

The highlight of the weekend was that Jenn from Girl Heroes and Newschool Nomads came over with her family for dinner on Friday night. They are traveling across the U.S. in an RV and are homeschooling their two boys. I have been reading Jenn’s blog for years and met her in real life two years ago when they were just starting their journey. We had a great time, and I am very glad that we got to hang out.

Another exciting event of the weekend was that the kid started Korean school. I’m very excited that he is going to learn more Korean as well as about Korean culture. Here is another Instagram photo. Yes, I’m pretty much obsessed and have to keep myself from constantly posting things… Smile

Korean school

Questions: Do you use Instagram? If so you do you like it? If you do use Instagram, leave me your user name in the comments so that I can follow you (if you want). What was the highlight of you weekend? 

Be well,