Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TARGET BLOGGER AMBASSADOR POST – AUTUMN WARMERS

The cooler weather is definitely upon us.
The leaves are changing colour.
The days are shorter.
There is dew on the lawn in the morning.
And it’s time to get warm at night.
So with a little shopping at Target
I found a couple of things to warm us up.
Our girls love to get up early on the weekend.
Saturday morning television always means getting up early,
Finding a place on the couch
And snuggling down under a throw rug.
Target have a lovely range of throw rugs
And we just had to purchase a warm red one
Perfect for them in the mornings and me in the evening!
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If you asked me if I liked shopping
You would probably see me grimace.
But I think that I have finally found my happy place in the shopping aisles….
Crockery!
Oh my!
*insert Angels singing*
I could enter this aisle every week and come home with some new deliciousness made of china!
So when I found these gorgeous Vintage Bowl and Side Plate I knew that it would be perfect.
P.E.R.F.E.C.T
For some yummy pumpkin soup
I WAS RIGHT
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And my perfect pumpkin soup recipe??
Well this is what I do:
Cut up a whole pumpkin into chunks that are roughly 2cm cubes
(Jap pumpkins are the best tasting for soup)
I cook half of it with the skin on and use these bits for salad
(simple salad of lettuce, pumpkin and some feta DELICIOUS)
But I digress…
Back to the soup…
Place cut pumpkin on a baking tray.
Add a clove or 3 of garlic (or a teaspoon of crushed garlic)
And a teaspoon of honey.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200c
(I turn our old/stupid slow oven to the highest temp)
Cook till the pumpkin is soft
(or starting to blacken on the ends THESE BITS ARE YUMMY!)
Allow to cool
I then blend this in small batches
With 1 litre of chicken stock.
The soup is then ready to cook.
It makes a yummy thick soup.
If you wanted it runnier
Add more stock!
For another variation add a teaspoon of coconut oil when you bake the pumpkin.
And for a slow cooker version
Throw the pumpkin, stock and crushed garlic in the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours then blend.
EASY!
Disclosure: This is a paid sponsored post. I also receive vouchers to spend on items, for review purposes.
For this post I purchased a Throw Rug, 2 vintage bowls and a vintage side plate.
All words and opinions expressed are purely my own.


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