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Football, crockpots and help on the way

by David Krough


Posted on October 3, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

For the love ... I finally get to blog.


Fall sets in and there's more to do still outside too - like pick pumpkins and squash, one to carve and one to throw in the crock pot.

In Aurora, the harvest fest at Fir Point is under way. Also, the Sauvie Island cornmaze, farmtastic punkin patch, hayrides, produce store, animal barn and more sets you up for all those autumn adventures.

(Scroll down for my crockpot corn squash soup recipe. Yes, it's cool to be that square now.)

Friday night - shake it and contribute to a good cause at a benefit for local Joel Denton, who suffers from MS - PLENTY of killer bands including Fireballs of Freedom, Pure Country Gold, Lopez, DJs, a raffle and more all at Plan B in SE.

OPA - who doesn't love to smash things like dishes? Portland's got a thriving Greek population so there's been nearly six decades of celebrating the Greek Festival!
Baklava! Lamb! Ouzo! Things wrapped in grape leaves!

Runs Friday through Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 3131 NE Glisan St.


Sunday it's the Portland Marathon taking over downtown streets. Send us your pics and video here at kgw.com!

Sunday night - WOW - music industry insider Danny Goldberg will be at Powell's at 7:30 Sunday night to read from his new novel Bumping into Geniuses - behind the scenes with Led Zeppelin, Nirvana whew, a lot more. It's that time of year I feel like reading books next to a roaring fire. that got a bit messy though last year, considering my living room has no fireplace.

Holy cow did you see this? As a must-confess-former Deadhead this auction house is selling off all kinds of historic gear, memorabilia, art. Like Pig Pen's harmonica and Vince Welnicks bowling ball!


Here it is: Squash corn chowder
2 cans sweet kernels or creamed corn
1/2 onion
1/2 stick butter
clove garlic
Tbsp nutmeg
Chicken stock cube
Cup water

Peel and quarter squash, either boil to soften or chop in food processor.
Dice the onion, crush the garlic and brown in a saucepan with butter.
Dump it all in the crockpot with the corn, seasoning with salt and pepper, a dash squeeze of lemon juice.
Should probably serve it with those crescent rolls that come in a tube.