A lazy Sunday – family friends, pumpkin soup, and strawberries

I had a rare Sunday that wasn’t chock full of appointments so I took the opportunity to sleep in til 10am (I also woke up with a swollen throat at 9am and decided sleeping was a better option then getting up).  My boy made me a great coffee with the Sunbeam coffee machine I bought him for his birthday and we did a few boring chores before heading to a family friend’s house for a casual lunch.

The boy wanted to get home to watch the Swans game so I went to the masseuse and fell asleep on the massage table.  For serious.  It was amazing.

I had some leftover sour cream in the fridge from nachos earlier in the week so I decided to make pumpkin soup (easy on the throat as well).  The closest supermarket to my masseuse was Franklins which I had not been into in a decade and was disappointed by the lack of fresh produce (lack is not the right word – absence is better).  I felt bad walking out empty handed so I grabbed a block of Whittaker’s Fruit and Nut chocolate.

Luckily there was a Coles round the corner so I grabbed a quarter of a kent pumpkin (800g), 2 small potatoes, 1 brown onion and chicken stock cubes.  Dice all the veggies and chuck it in a pot with 3 cups of water and 3 cubes of stock.  I added 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt and simmered for about 15 minutes.  Take it off the heat and use a handheld mixer to whizz the soup for a few seconds and you’re done.  So easy.  Serve with sour cream and cracked pepper.

I had bought 2 punnets of strawberries at Coles so had some fresh strawberries with a brown sugar lemon syrup for dessert.  Again super easy and super quick (place 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup water over medium heat until reduced with a few squeezes of lemon).

Back to work tomorrow…..  Can you sense my excitement?


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