Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Road to Grandma Susan's

...Don't worry, we were safe and warm inside with wonderful hosts, delicious food, and a hitch to Bishop the next day. All's well that ends well on the road to Grandmother's house.

Also on the way...

Lake Tahoe
Topaz Lake
Bridgeport Reservoir
Mono Lake

Sierraville Hot Springs
Travertine Hot Springs

Luther Pass 7740 ft
Moniter Pass 8314 ft
Conway Summit 8139 ft

brisk sunny days
frosty nights
gusty winds
sand storms


Aunt Karen's Squash Soup (thanks Miguel for the calabaza!)

2T butter
2 cups chopped onion
2 med-sized butternut squash (about 4 lbs), peeled and seeded
4 granny smith apples, cored, peeled, and cut into small pieces (4 cups)
7 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (or more)
1/2 cup plain yogurt, half and half or heavy cream

Melt butter, add onion, cook 10 min until softened. Add squash, apples, broth, salt, pepper. Bring to a boil over med heat. Cover, reduce heat to med-low, simmer 25 min until squash is tender. Remove the pan from heat. Let cool. Use a hand blender to process mixture until smooth. Add cream to taste. Apple pie a la mode for desert - of course, Mom's recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the snow covered bikes picture :) We were so glad to have met such a wonderful & adventurous family! Happy too, that you were so appreciative that we were able to accommodate all of you in warm beds that night (Rick, remember how good it felt to switch on that heater?) and also to help you with the hitch down to Bishop (pedaling tandem bikes in a snow-storm for 60 miles would have been a bit too much). We will follow your journey, as you enjoy your adventure :) Travel safe & God Bless! Rick & Vel; (Clint, Shawna, Thomas, Savannah, Luke & Sophi too)


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