Making plans…and soup!(recipe included)


                                                 Assateague Island Beach

                                                      November 2010

This is where I long to be!

And will be soon- Meredith is coming home in mid-December and we are headed down to Chincoteague.  Look at the waves!  I can hardly wait to stand on the beach and look at the beauty and majesty of the Atlantic!


And now on to the soup-

Curried Squash and sausage soup with spinach.

I made this just after Thanksgiving.  I wanted a totally different taste from the whole turkey and stuffing menu- and I had leftover squash, pumpkin and sausage from the pies and stuffing.

This was perfect for the cool temperatures and made a great black Friday lunch.

It was also great on Saturday when Jordan and I finished it off.


1 medium squash -baked and cleaned

1/2 lb bulk sausage- I used Italian, sautee and chop fine

1 small onion-diced

2 ribs celery-diced

1 TBS olive oil

2 TBS curry powder

4 cups chicken brothe

1/2 lb baby spinach

S+P to taste

I added the leftover pumpkin(canned, about 3/4 cup) to the squash and blended it with an immersion blender.


Sautee the onions and celery in the olive oil until tender,  add the cooked sausage, and the squash mix and stir in the curry powder.  Salt and pepper to taste, then add the chicken broth and heat.  Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, then add the spinach and stir until they wilt into the soup.  Taste – I added a little coconut milk ( or cream or half and half) at this point, because it was just a little harsh and I was looking for mellow.  I also added a little (1/2 tsp) of dried basil- it was that kind of day- adding until it tasted just right.

13 thoughts on “Making plans…and soup!(recipe included)

  1. Will it be cold there? Love that beach all the way from here – you might have to rustle up some of that tasty looking soup in a wide necked flask and a few turkey dinner rolls to take with you.!

    Once upon a time in a childhood far away we went to a beach on the south coast and there were rock pools and starfish, we played all day and then the WI came and set up camp on the beach and there were cakes and sausages in buns and hot tea. I always remember that day. There was usually never any food on the beaches of my childhood….

  2. Meredith- I KNOW all about the WORK! Everytime I go it is about work. And tea shops and beaches and lots of kitchen work and entertaining!
    Brydie – the soup is wonderful! Everyone had the happiest smiles on their faces whilst eating it- fro the 2 1/2 year old up to the 61 year old (my!- my husband is OLD!)- and the waves are always delightful.
    Joanna- it IS cold- not freezing, by any means, but bracingly cold. And there is ALWAYS food on the beach- because we bring it. The refuge is quite empty of any kind of business or boardwalk- it is just mile upon mile of birds and ponies and deer and other animals whose habitat is in the estuary portion of the National park.VERY wet and wild.
    – I need to make some more rolls and bread- when my grandson is here- bread just disappears.

  3. Hearty delicious soup! This is comfort food for the cold days of December. You also comfort the heart with the Psalm. Thank you for sharing. God bless you all.

  4. Elizabeth- this is a good combination for soup- it ends up being a zesty soup or just warming depending on the amount of curry powder- we all loved it!
    Thank you, Arthur- soup and Psalms is a great combination if you are looking fr some comfort- and these days – who isn’t looking for a safe place?

  5. Hi This is paula here, Allison’s friend from knitting. Just wanted to say “I’ve been to Assauteague Island!! My family has been going to Bethany Beach, DE since I was 4.” Anyway, see you soon on Thursday knitting circle. Been busy with school and holiday events.

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