Last time that Laura visited, I decided to make the good doctor some vitamin-A-filled pumpkin soup! Below is how I made the comforting dish 🙂
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup of onion, chopped
2 tsp brown sugar
14.5 ounce can of chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
15 ounce can of pure pumpkin
12 ounce can of evaporated milk
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 gala apple, chopped in small squares, skinned
Melt butter in a large saucepan until it sizzles. Drop in the chopped onions and cook until carmelized. Stir in brown sugar. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Wait until it boils and then reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 mins. Stir in apple squares and cook for 5 more minutes. In side bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, and cinnamon until smooth. Slowly scoop the mixture into the saucepan and cook an additional 5 minutes, until warm.
It has been about two years since my “hunting” hobby started. My mom does not understand why I like to do it and she is not always supportive, but every now and then, I can get her to agree to come along with me to do some thrift store shopping!
At first, it started with my love of design and I wanted to buy pieces of furniture that I could re-do. I started in the thrift stores because I did not want to feel bad if I ruined a piece. The prices are lower so I knew it would not have as much of an impact on me. I started with a nightstand from the 60s (?). Others may have thought it would be a waste but I could see the potential of what it could be. That was enough for me!
Second, I moved on to household decor items. I have bought so many anthropologie-like items, paintings, colored glasses…. I love trying to think of fun ideas of what to do with them! Collecting these items is one reason I NEED to look for my first house. It’s definitely time 😉
Now, I try to go weekly to check out certain places for unique finds. Recently, I went to my town’s thrift store which does not feel like the cleanest surroundings and hat is putting it nicely! I saw a cabinet in the window that I really liked but it had a price of $40 (Which is above my DIY goal range) and I had no truck to take it in. I sadly walked away and looked at the dresses, another of my obsessions. To my surprise, I found several that I wanted to try on and I actually ended up buying a few!
To follow the original fashion rule I made for myself around the age of 13, NEVER make a store off limits. You can find the best finds in the most unlikely of places!
Have a great day everyone 🙂