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This ain't no ramen noodles and hot pockets

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Week one of Operation Plan Your Damn Menu has been successful. Pictured above is the Thai Spiced Pumpkin Soup from 101 Cookbooks. (Excuse the iPhone photography—at least I kind of tried to stage it). I have to say, this recipe was mind-blowingly easy. It also helped that I had a bunch of acorn squash sitting around from approximately November (I'm not really sure, but it was before the local Amish food stands shut down, which was a while ago). I was a little leery of using really old squash, but they were fine. Score one for me! Also, the soup was really, really tasty. This will become a winter staple for sure.