Then head to the market for the following ingredients:
*1 20oz. container of cubed peeled Organic butternut quash
*2 cubed jumbo Organic carrots
*2 cubed Organic celery stalks
*1 Organic fennel bulb cubed
*1 large Organic whole sweet onion
*2 small or 1 large Organic zucchini cubed
*2 small or 1 large Organic yellow squash cubed
*1 20oz. container of Organic spinach
*1 28oz. can of Organic can of whole plum tomatoes drained & cubed
*4 15oz. cans, or 2 large cans of Organic Northern or any white beans drained & rinsed
*4 boxes of Organic Vegetable Broth
*1 piece of parmesan rind & grated cheese
*Shredded Organic mozzarella for the kids
*1/4 cup of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*8 Organic basil leaves shredded
*Fresh rustic sliced bread
1.) In a large stock pot heat the olive oil, & place the onion in the center of the pot, & brown one side.
2.) Turn the onion, then add the butternut squash, carrots, fennel & celery, then cook for 5 minutes.
3.) Add vegetable broth, tomatoes, parmesan rind, cook on medium heat, & let it come to a boil.
4.) Add zucchini & yellow squash & cook until vegetables are tender for about 30-40 minutes.
5.) Discard onion & parmesan rind, then purée 6 ladles of soup & add it back to the pot.
6.) Next add the beans & spinach, & turn the heat off, let stand for 15 minutes, then add the basil.
7.) Afterwards add salt to taste, & serve with grated parmesan cheese, or shredded mozzarella for the kiddies, & warm crusty bread!
This soup is a double recipe because it is allot of prep work, & will be devoured!
Packed with every vitamin, calcium, protein, & is just plain delish!
Take it from a Mom Who froze half the pot in small containers for the cold winter ahead! Enjoy!
Whether you have your own backyard, or live near local park, being outdoors is crucial for your children’s development, promotes excersice & so much more!
Looking back when we were children, we would stay outdoors until the street lights went on. Those days seem non existent for our children, & that is why I do the following…
Whenever I can during the week, I set up a snack basket of prepackaged healthy snacks, a container of precut fruit, a pitcher of water & cups, hand sanitizer, wipes, tissues, & a first aid kit. Also I have a bag containing balls, bubbles, chalk, jump ropes, a blanket to sit on, & shovels for digging. ~You name it, I have it outside minus the bathroom, lol!
The kids also bring out their scooters, bicycles, & sports gear for their afternoon of fun!
Playing outdoors promise creativity, social skills, exercise, new friends, & we need it too, with a latte of course!
Take it from a Mom Who loves the great outdoors, & do our kids!
Then download the, “Flyer App” from the Apple Store!
A friend of mine & his friends started this amazing app that is easy to use, has the most unbelievable places to go & things to see in NYC!
From museums, to music, performing arts, food & drink, date night ideas, comedy, classes & lectures, literature, benefits & charities, you could purchase tickets, or go right to that particular site all from their app! ~LOVE this!
With the fast pace New York lifestyle, to the generation of, “I want it now”, this app has done all of the footwork for you, which makes it truly unique.
Whether you are visiting NYC or are a New Yorker, you will find that the Flyer App has the ultimate things to do & see!
It is a, “MUST” download & can’t wait to see them branch out all over the US in the future!
Take it from a Mom Who can’t wait to plan her next outing in NYC using the Flyer App!