Shorter days and Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A friend grew pumpkins this year and gave us some of their crop. I started processing the pumpkins yesterday: cut, scoop seeds and rinse them for roasting, bake the pumpkins, let cool, scoop the goo into containers for freezing. I made pumpkin custard and pumpkin soup for lunch, since we had not a small amount of pumpkin. My oldest daughter reminded me that I was the only one who really likes pumpkin soup, and that she knows because I fix it EVERY year when I process pumpkins. (I had 3 bowls! It WAS yummy! I had to coax the soup down everyone else's throats.)

I've been down for several days now. It just hit me that the days are much shorter, and that I need to adjust for this in the way I'm thinking. Most people think of winter as the long/gray part of the year. But for me, this time between now and Dec. 21st, when we're losing more and more light, is hardest. I can handle the cold of winter better than the shortening days, because by January we're getting more light every day, not less. Time to start using more lights in the house and giving myself extra wiggle room emotionally.
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    I love pumpkin too! And the shorter days bother me as well.

    Enjoy your soup! Wish I could have a bowlful myself, lol!
    2383 days ago
    Iam making pumpkin soup this week. Happily 4 of the 6 in my family like it. I love it too.
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  • MISSM66
    Sorry but I don't like the cold that why I live in Florida,not looking forward to the time change I like when the evening is sunny up to 7 pm,but nothing I can do to change it,as for pumpkin soup I love it I could have it everyday,I love pumpkin in every way except pumpkin pie and that because I don't like any thing sweet,enjoy your pumpkin soup have a wonderful week. emoticon
    2391 days ago
    Indeed - good plan to boost your spirits.

    I've never had pumpkin soup. I like almost anything pumpkin, but not sure about soup - I was just having that discussion this morning with co-workers.
    2392 days ago
    Mmmmm, love pumpkin! Have a great week!
    2392 days ago
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