Courtney White - Sept 30, 2020
Fall Fun Bucket List
1. Make butternut squash soup
Along with the first hint of cool, fall air comes thoughts of warm, inviting autumn soups. Earthy in fragrance and taste, this simple butternut squash soup recipe is a favorite for all ages. (Scroll to the bottom for the recipe).
2. Dress up at home in costumes
Costumes and dress-up aren't just for Halloween night. Make it a fun activity day or night, you can even get the whole family involved and incorporate even more fun and laughter by making up silly faces or dances.
Photo credit 📸 @thejenningsmama
4. Learn with mini pumpkins
With so many shapes, sizes, and colors of mini pumpkins and gourds, there's never been a better time to learn with the season. These bountiful autumn veggies are the perfect size for little hands and lend themselves to an array of teaching moments. Count them, or sort them by color or shape, and when you're done let the decorating begin!
Photo credit 📸 @littlesoulsco
5. Tastes of fall movie night
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Make an adventure of finding different fall flavors to create a fall movie night filled with tastes of the season.
Butternut Squash Soup
Medium to large butternut squash, halved with seeds removed and then cubed | Extra virgin olive oil | Water or chicken stock | Salt and pepper to taste | Optional garnishes ideas: pepitas, feta cheese, paprika, pomegranate seeds
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the cubed squash until the begin to soften. Add enough water or chicken stock to cover, and then simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until the squash is soft all the way through. Using a blender or stick blender, puree the squash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Be creative with your garnishes. Toasted pepitas, feta cheese, pomegranate seeds, and paprika are some of our favorites.