Ingredient: Salt and pepper to taste

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Butternut Squash Soup with Barley

Serve with sautéed brussels sprouts, whole grain rolls.

I am new to experimenting with winter squash soups. I had this mental barrier that they took too long to make and/or would be cumbersome to prepare. Imagine my surprise when I put together this highly nutritious, warming meal together in under 45 minutes. I am now a squash soup convert!


Pancit (Filipino Fried Rice Noodles)

My youngest daughter says it so well as to why you will love one of the Philippine’s most popular and delicious dishes: “I love Pancit! I usually get to eat this traditional Filipino noodle dish at my Lola’s (Filipino word for grandmother) house when she has company over. It is usually served as an additional entrée to other delicious Filipino foods such as adobo (a garlic chicken dish) and mechado (a Filipino pot roast). My mama and Lola say that you will always find all three of these dishes at most Filipino get togethers; Filipinos like to eat! There is always lots of food, loud laughing, and any one can come! Filipinos are VERY social and friendly!”