I love this day. I wake up early to try to get an extra hour out of every day for weeks.
I had a butternut squash soup made before 8am this morning! I did a few variations on this recipe (I pureed the onions, garlic and squash before I simmered, used dry ginger, added two fresh pureed pears, substituted vegetable broth for chicken) but it came out delicious.
With two commuting college students living at home, I'm trying to adjust how to feed them healthy and nutritious food on the go. I've been cooking a few soups every week - pumpkin, onion, chili made with turkey breast, cream of broccoli - fresh fruit, cheese, nuts - and a things they can put together in a few minutes. They've been eating out on the run - spending way too much money and eating crap. I have not been very successful. I finally broke down and bought a microwave to see if that helps.
I'm also trying muffins for the morning. Muffins are not exactly on the healthy foods list but I console myself with the excuse that it's better than the nothing they are eating in the morning now - their blood sugar and ergo brain is running on empty.
If anyone has worked out a solution, fill us in!