Of easy wind and downy flake

Hello from snowy D.C.! Can anyone name the poem my post title came from? (Without using Google?? ;) ) It’s a family favorite :)

So I have to admit, normally when I see on that it’s supposed to snow here in D.C., I don’t believe them. Well, um… I totally should have this time :)

Check out the view from my bedroom window:


Yikes! :) First snow of the season and it’s only December! You’d think I was still living in Eastern Europe or something ;)


The neighbor’s kids are even out sledding down our big hill. I may join them ;)



I love days like this. Everything feels very cozy and safe with the fresh blanket of white on it. Yeah, yeah, by March I’m usually over it… but right now it’s still fun :)

Anyway, days like today just scream soup.

So that’s what I made for lunch :) I was supposed to go out to meet a friend… but clearly with the weather that wasn’t going to happen!


Lazy (Wo)Man’s Butternut Squash Soup

(It’s lazy because I used canned butternut squash instead of boiling and pureeing my own ;) )



(makes about 3 servings)

  • 1 15 oz can (or 2 C) pureed butternut squash
  • 1.5 C veggie broth
  • 1/3 C skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 C cannellini beans, drained & washed (optional)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (optional)
  • big handful of kale (optional)


Basically, just toss all the ingredients in a pot!

If you don’t have celery, beans, or kale, you can also just make this as a basic creamy butternut squash soup using only the other ingredients… although I think you’ll be missing out. ;) I just like lots of stuff in my soup, I think it makes it way more fun!

Do you like your soup loaded or unloaded?

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Stir the mixture over medium heat until it’s warmed through…


Then serve and enjoy!


I had my soup with an unpictured salad, a side of crackers (right out of the box, cause that’s how I roll) and a hearty dose of winter wonderland views to entertain me.



Now I’m hanging out in sweatpants, doing homework, and drinking tea out of my favorite Colorado mug (Hi Lu!) :)


Yes, chai green tea. Major yum. No sweetener needed!

I’m supposed to go out tonight… but we’ll have to see if the “blizzard” simmers. D.C. flips out and closes down all the roads/the whole city/the entire universe if we get more than 0.1 inches of snow.


  1. 1

    I’m so jealous! I’m in New England and just now we’re getting our first storm, but it’ll only bring about 4-6 inches. Send some snow my way? Haha

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    Growing up there, they’d close school sometimes at the threat of snow. It was pretty awesome.

    Exactly :) Those were the days! – Anne

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    It totally snowed in south Texas yesterday, and it was so my kind of snow..stick for a bit and then melt! HAHA. But still, global warming..please explain Houston snow!!!

    Seriously!?!? That’s insane!! It is NOT supposed to snow in Texas :) xo, A

  4. 4

    Holy crap! I’m sitting in a snowless Chicago and am honestly a little jealous! I can’t believe DC got that much snow!

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    That’s funny– I quoted that poem in my post today too :-)

    It’s a great poem for the first snowfall!

    Keep warm!

    Great minds think alike :) -Anne

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    I know that whole poem by heart!!! From 7th grade English. “Walking Through The Woods On A Snowy Evening” -Robert Frost. “He gives his harness bells a shake, to ask if there is some mistake…”

    Yay!! Love it :) -A

  7. 7

    wow…looks delicious. Thanks for sharing that soup recipe. Gorgeous pics of the snow!

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    Oh your pics are delightful, they make me feel like Christmas, it’s shocking that I haven’t had snow in Toronto yet . . . I’m sure it’s coming

    And then I’ll need to make that delicious soup that you brewed there thanks for sharing!

  9. 9

    Nice mug!!

  10. 10

    We got some snow in MA last night!

    Creamy looking soup – YUM!

    Happy Sunday,


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    You get snow and I get rain. But who’s counting?

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    Yay! I love being mug buddies! It is my favorite too! I am so impressed with all the yummy veggie food you are making! You make me hungry and jealous all the time! I miss you!

    :) Miss you more! We need a reunion ASAP! xoxo Annifer


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