Leaf Pick-Up & FREE Bags at Village Office

The village of North Baltimore has leaf bags available now in the village office.

The village of North Baltimore has leaf bags available now in the village office.

Each property owner can pick up 10 leaf bags for free, after that they are sold in bundles of 5 bags for $1.

Property owners need to have their filled leaf bags curbside in front of their property in order to be picked up by the village and there cannot be anything other than leaves in the bags.

Any bags containing trash, yard waste, or grass clippings will not be picked up.

There is no set date for leaf pick up, but street dept. employees will pick them up as they see them.

NB Custom Cuts – Fresh Local Meats

Senior Citizens Tuesdays 10% OFF Any Purchase

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USDA Choice Boneless
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Frozen Ground Beef Patties
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS – NB Local Schools

Sealed bids for a 54 passenger propane bus for the North Baltimore Local School District will be received…

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids for a 54 passenger propane bus for the North Baltimore Local School District will be received by the Treasurer of the Board of Education at 201 South Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872 until 11:00 AM EDST on November 16, 2018 and will be read publicly and recorded immediately thereafter.

Bids shall be addressed Steven Stewart, Treasurer of the North Baltimore Local School District, and be clearly marked as “BID FOR 54 PASSENGER BUS” along with the contractor’s name.

The bidding documents, including copies of the drawings, specifications, project manual, proposal form, forms of contract and bond, are on file and may be obtained from Sandy Stewart, 201 S. Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872.  Questions also may be addressed to Sandy at 419-257-3531.

Bids shall include, and Bidders shall submit with their bids, bid security in the form of (i) a bond in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Sections 153.54 and 153.571 naming the Board of Education as oblige for the total amount of the Bid, including all add alternates, or(ii) a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid, including all add alternates, as prescribed by Ohio Revised Code Section 153.54.

This legal notice is posted on the School District’s internet web site.  The legal notice may be accessed at www.nbls.org

Village of NB Council Agenda – Nov. 6 2018

Village of North Baltimore Cuo0ncil Meeting Agenda – November 6, 2018 – 5:30 pm

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
November 6, 2018
5:30 PM

AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of the Minutes

V. Public Participation (5min limit)
-Sheriff Wasylyshyn

VI. Letters and Communications

VII. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer: submitted

EMS Chief: submitted

Fire Chief: submitted

Police Chief: submitted

Utility Director: submitted

DPW Superintendent: submitted

Village Administrator:

Clerk:

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor: 4 -Proposed Motions

VIII. Standing Committees

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)

Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)

Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)

Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)

IX. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

ORDINANCE 2018-50 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR OR MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH TODD DICKERSON FROM BLACK SWAMP LOGISTICS TO WORK WITH THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

X. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

ORDINANCE 2018-47 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING OWNERSHIP OF RECYCLING EQUIPMENT, A DOWNSTROKE BALER, GLASS CRUSHER AND A CAN CRUSHER FROM THE WOOD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

ORDINANCE 2018-48 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018, PROVIDING EXPENDIURE OF THE WATER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND CARRYOVER

XI. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

XII. Other New Business

XIII. Other Old Business

XIV. Payment of the Bills

XV. Adjournment

NB Library to Host “Chocolate Soiree” on Saturday

Gift baskets to be raffled. Free samples. Tickets are available at the library desk for admission to the Soiree…….

The Friends of the North Baltimore Public Library announce a “sweet” Chocolate Soiree Fundraiser for Saturday, November 10 from noon to 3 pm in the Wolfe Community Room at the NB Library.

Tickets are available at the library desk for admission to the Soiree for $4 ($5 at the door) and allows the holder to unlimited chocolate sampling from the 3 chocolate fountains and chocolate baked goods.  Gourmet chocolate covered apples will be available for $5 each to take home.

Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate??

Chocolate Raffle Basket tickets may be purchased at the library desk for $1 each or 6 for $5.  One of the baskets is a donation from Dietsch Brothers in Findlay and is valued at $44.  The other basket is an assortment of chocolates, a chocolate Yankee Candle, and a chocolate cookbook valued at over $50 donated by friends.

Dietsch Brothers chocolate basket
Chocolate Basket provided by Friends of the Library

Winners do not need to be present for the drawing at the Soiree.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for the NB Library’s 100th Anniversary celebration next year.

Tidying Up Our Trail

THANK YOU SCOUTS!!! Nearly five bags of trash were collected and sticks and other debris were cleared to make the trail safer for walkers, runners, and bikers this fall…..

Submitted By Jennifer Vanlerberg

If you drove perpendicular to the Slippery Elm Trail this past Sunday, November 4th, you may have spotted them. There were, after all, approximately two dozen of them. This year’s Slippery Elm Trail clean up had 25 participants in the form of Cub Scouts from Pack #372, parents, siblings, grandparents, and one canine companion.

Thank you to Cub Scouts–Pack#372 for helping to clean up the Slippery Elm Trail near North Baltimore.

There were three Boy Scouts from Troop #315, who have dual roles as Boy Scouts and Cub Scout Den Chiefs. (Thanks to Zach Trout, Alex Trout, and Jesse Vanlerberg for your help!)

With all of this assistance, we were able to cover Quarry Road to Oil Center Road.

Prior to venturing out, Cubmaster Eric Trout went over the scout philosophy of “Leave no trace.” Scouts were reminded not to litter, or take any of nature home with them.

Nearly five bags of trash were collected and sticks and other debris were cleared to make the trail safer for walkers, runners, and bikers this fall.

Some of the same scouts participated in both the 2018 “Scouting for food” service project/collection of American flags at our local cemeteries, and the Slippery Elm Trail clean up.

We appreciate everyone that assisted with these important community service opportunities and hope the boys will enjoy our annual Bowling Party in December as a reward for hard work well done.

OHSAA Releases Football Second Round Playoff Pairings

Neutral sites selected to host regional semifinal games Friday and Saturday……

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the pairings for the regional semifinals (second round) of the football playoffs Sunday.

During the first four rounds of the playoffs, all games will kick off at 7 PM. Division I, II, III and VI games will be on Fridays. Division IV, V and VII games will be on Saturdays.

The weekly notes packet is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/2018/2018FBRelease3.pdf

Brackets and more playoff information is posted at: https://ohsaa.org/sports/football

Spectrum is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will televise several football playoff games each weekend. Their coverage is exclusive. Spectrum will announce its weekly playoff game selections by noon Monday.

 The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all seven state championship games. OHSAA Radio Network Home: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio

Statewide Broadcast List: https://ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/OHSAAFootballRadioListing.pdf

Oct. 29 Associated Press Final State Football Poll: https://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/2018/AP-Poll-8-FINAL.pdf

State Championships All-Session Tickets and Parking Passes: https://bit.ly/2p9DHuZ

OHSAA Regional Semifinal Playoff Pairings

Home team listed first. Pairings include seed and record.

Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Region 1

1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium

7 Lakewood St. Edward (7-3) vs. 3 Euclid (9-2) at Parma Byers Field

Region 2

1 Reynoldsburg (10-1) vs. 4 Powell Olentangy Liberty (7-4) at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

2 Dublin Coffman (10-1) vs. 3 Tol. Whitmer (9-2) at Marion Harding Ohio Health Field at Harding Stadium

Region 3

1 Hilliard Davidson (10-1) vs. 4 Springfield (9-2) at London Bowlus Field

2 Clayton Northmont (10-1) vs. 6 Pickerington Central (9-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium

Region 4

1 Cin. Colerain (11-0) vs. 4 Milford (9-2) at Cin. St. Xavier Ballaban Field

7 Liberty Twp. Lakota East (8-3) vs. 3 Cin. Elder (7-4) at Mason Dwire Field, Atrium Stadium

Division II – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Region 5

1 Akr. Archbishop Hoban (11-0) vs. 5 Garfield Hts. (11-0) at Hudson Memorial Stadium

2 Maple Heights (11-0) vs. 6 Painesville Riverside (9-2) at Mayfield Wildcat Stadium

Region 6

1 Tol. Central Catholic (11-0) vs. 4 Avon Lake (10-1) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium

2 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (11-0) vs. 3 Avon (10-1) at Clyde Robert J. Bishop Jr. Stadium

Region 7

1 Massillon Washington (11-0) vs. 5 Whitehall-Yearling (10-1) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium

7 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) vs. 3 Wadsworth (11-0) at Dover Crater Stadium

Region 8

1 Cin. Winton Woods (10-1) vs. 5 Morrow Little Miami (9-2) at Hamilton Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium

7 Cin. Anderson (8-3) vs. 3 Troy (10-1) at Miamisburg Holland Field

Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Region 9

1 Canfield (10-1) vs. 5 Akron East (9-2) at Ravenna Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium

2 Chagrin Falls Kenston (10-1) vs. 3 Medina Buckeye (10-1) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium

Region 10

8 Rocky River (7-4) vs. 4 Norwalk (8-3) at North Ridgeville Ranger Stadium

7 Lexington (7-4) vs. 6 Sandusky (7-4) at Willard Stadium

Region 11

1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (9-2) vs. 4 Cols. Eastmoor Academy (10-1) at Hamilton Township Alumni Stadium

2 Granville (10-1) vs. 6 Thornville Sheridan (10-1) at Newark Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field

Region 12

1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (10-1) vs. 5 Hamilton Badin (8-3) at Middletown Barnitz Stadium

2 Wapakoneta (10-1) vs. 3 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division IV – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Region 13

1 Perry (10-1) vs. 5 Girard (10-1) at Ashtabula Lakeside Field

2 Steubenville (10-1) vs. 3 Hubbard (10-1) at Youngstown Boardman Spartan Stadium

Region 14

1 Bellville Clear Fork (11-0) vs. 4 Lorain Clearview (10-1) at Wooster Follis Field

2 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) vs. 3 Van Wert (9-2) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Region 15

1 St. Clairsville (11-0) vs. 4 Bloom-Carroll (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

7 Newark Licking Valley (8-3) vs. 3 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (10-1) at Duncan Falls Philo Sam Hatfield Stadium

Region 16

1 Cin. Wyoming (11-0) vs. 4 Cin. Indian Hill (9-2) at Lakota West Firebird Field

2 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) vs. 6 London (10-1) at Washington C.H. Miami Trace Stadium

Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Region 17

1 Orrville (9-2) vs. 4 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (11-0) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

2 Akron Manchester (8-3) vs. 3 Leavittsburg Labrae (10-1) at Louisville Leopard Stadium

Region 18

1 Genoa Area (11-0) vs. 4 Elyria Catholic (9-2) at First National Bank Field at Bellevue Athletic Facility

2 Liberty Center (10-1) vs. 3 Oak Harbor (10-1) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium

Region 19

1 Johnstown-Monroe (10-1) vs. 5 Bellaire (8-3) at Zanesville Maysville Athletic Complex

2 West Lafayette Ridgewood (10-1) vs. 3 Byesville Meadowbrook (8-3) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium

Region 20

1 Wheelersburg (10-1) vs. 5 Jamestown Greeneview (10-1) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

2 Middletown Madison (11-0) vs. 6 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Liberty Twp. Lakota East Stadium

Division VI – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Region 21

1 Mogadore (10-1) vs. 5 McDonald (11-0) at Aurora Veterans Stadium

2 Kirtland (11-0) vs. 3 Creston Norwayne (10-1) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

Region 22

1 Attica Seneca East (10-1) vs. 4 Columbus Grove (8-3) at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium

7 Sherwood Fairview (8-3) vs. 3 Jeromesville Hillsdale (9-2) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 23

1 Bainbridge Paint Valley (11-0) vs. 4 Shadyside (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

2 Beverly Ft. Frye (10-0) vs. 3 Galion Northmor (10-1) at Pataskala Watkins Memorial Ascena Field

Region 24

1 Coldwater (9-2) vs. 5 St. Henry (9-2) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

2 Lima Central Catholic (9-1) vs. 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (10-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Region 25

1 Cuyahoga Heights (9-2) vs. 4 East Canton (8-3) at Hudson Memorial Stadium

7 Warren John F. Kennedy (6-5) vs. 3 Ashland Mapleton (8-3) at Canton Central Catholic Lowell Klinefelter Stadium

Region 26

8 Leipsic (10-1) vs. 5 McComb (10-1) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

2 Edgerton (11-0) vs. 6 Pandora-Gilboa (11-0) at Defiance Fred Brown Athletic Complex

Region 27

1 Lucas (9-2) vs. 4 Waterford (9-2) at Coshocton Stewart Field

2 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (10-0) vs. 3 Glouster Trimble (10-1) at Logan Chieftain Stadium

Region 28

1 Fort Loramie (10-1) vs. 5 Sidney Lehman Catholic (8-3) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

2 Convoy Crestview (10-1) vs. 3 Minster (8-3) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

 

More on Neutral Sites

Neutral sites are selected by the OHSAA. There are many factors that go into determining playoff sites, such as quality of field surface, seating capacity, quality of lighting, size of locker rooms and distance from field, press box size, parking, and a separate locker room for officials. After all those factors are taken into consideration, it must be confirmed that the site is available and willing to host a playoff game on the date needed. The OHSAA cannot mandate that a specific site be available and it is rare to have an available site exactly halfway between the two competing schools. Host sites keep revenue from concession stands and parking and they also receive a predetermined rental fee from the OHSAA, which covers game expenses.

First-Round Playoff Results by Seed

Higher seeds (home teams) went 82-30 in the first round of the playoffs last week. No. 1 seeds went 26-2, No. 2 seeds went 20-8, No. 3 seeds went 21-7 and No. 4 seeds went 15-13. The two No. 8 seeds to win at No. 1 seeds included Division III, Region 10, Rocky River (defeated Clyde 27-17) and Division VII, Region 26, Leipsic (defeated Sycamore Mohawk 40-14). In both of those regions, only one higher seed/home team won in the first round.

First Round Success

Three schools continued their amazing success rate in the first round of the playoffs. St. Henry has been in the playoffs 17 times and is now 17-0 in first-round playoff games. Cincinnati Colerain is now 20-0 in the first round, although one of its first-round games (1995) was later forfeited. Also of note, since 1998, Coldwater is 21-0 in the first-round of the playoffs (22-2 all-time in the first round).

Familiar Territory

The closest geographical proximity for two teams playing in the regional semis is between Columbus Bishop Hartley and Columbus Eastmoor Academy in Div. III, Region 11. Those two schools are less than two miles apart. There are three other games in which the opponents are less than 10 miles apart, including Coldwater vs. St. Henry (5 miles, Div. VI, Region 24), Leipsic vs. McComb (11 miles, Div. VII, Region 26) and Fort Loramie vs. Sidney Lehman Catholic (11 miles, Div. VII, Region 28).

Proving the Pollsters

All 70 teams that were ranked in the Final Associated Press state poll qualified for the playoffs and they went 59-11 in the first round of the playoffs. Of note, In Division VII, Leipsic knocked off AP No. 1 Sycamore Mohawk, 40-14, in Region 26. In Division III, Thornville Sheridan defeated AP No. 2 Bellbrook, 27-19, in Region 10.

In 2017, all 70 teams ranked in the AP Top 10 made the playoffs and 35 of them reached the regional finals. Three poll champs in 2017 also won state titles on the field, including Trotwood-Madison (Div. III), Steubenville (Div. IV) and Maria Stein Marion Local (Div. VI). Also in 2016, two unranked teams reached the state finals, including Dresden Tri-Valley (Div. III, lost to Trotwood) and Minster (Div. VII, defeated Cuyahoga Heights).

Noting the Undefeated and the .500

Only 24 teams across Ohio went undefeated during the regular-season, which is the second-fewest in the playoff era (since 1972 – only 22 teams went undefeated in 2015). Last weekend in the first-round, 20 of those undefeated teams won.

There are two matchups in the regional semifinals that include undefeated teams squaring off. In Region 5, No. 1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (11-0) takes on No. 5 Garfield Heights (11-0), while in Region 26, No. 2 Edgerton (11-0) will play No. 6 Pandora-Gilboa (11-0).

Last week, three undefeated teams played their regional quarterfinal game on the road, including Garfield Heights (Div. II, 5 seed in Region 5), McDonald (Div. VI, 5 seed in Region 21) and Pandora Gilboa (Div. VII, 6 seed in Region 26).

Also of note, a record 11 teams with 5-5 records qualified for the playoffs this year. Only one of those 5-5 teams, Warren John F. Kennedy in Division VII, won their regional quarterfinal game.

 

 

Light Bites for Healthier Holidays

Instead of sacrificing taste or eating less, aim for simple changes that give you the energy to power through the busy season……

(Family Features) For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top of mind.

Instead of sacrificing taste or eating less, aim for simple changes that give you the energy to power through the busy season. For example, instead of opting for a carb-loaded breakfast in the morning, try a low-carb Milk Chocolate Protein Muffin, which takes just a few minutes of prep and microwave time. The quick cook time leaves you with ample opportunities to run errands or divvy up precious seconds toward other activities, while the protein can fuel you for the day ahead.

Almost nothing beats warm soup on a chilly day, and this Butternut Squash and Pear Soup provides feel-good flavor without weighing you down. Finally, when snacks are on the mind – as it tends to happen when constantly on the go – Coconut Muesli Clusters are simple to make and won’t undo the nutritious efforts you’ve made throughout the day.

This full menu of tasty recipes is part of the Atkins low-carb lifestyle, a long-term, healthy eating approach focused on high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein and healthy fats. The plan also aims to reduce levels of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and the “hidden sugar effect,” – when carbohydrates convert to sugar when digested. You don’t see the sugar, but your body does.

An On-the-Go Energy Boost

As a hectic holiday season unfolds, it can be difficult to maintain energy while making dishes for get-togethers and keeping up with the festivities.

To stay fueled and energized throughout the season, try incorporating Atkins Plus Protein and Fiber Shakes. Sweet and creamy, they make for ideal snacks, containing 30 grams of high-quality dairy protein and 7 grams of fiber. To help ensure steady blood sugar levels, the shakes also have a low glycemic impact and are made with 20 vitamins and minerals.

Available in Creamy Milk Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla flavors, the ready-to-drink shakes provide hunger satisfaction for those who are on the go and seeking to maximize production with a busy schedule.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Find more ways to live healthier during the holidays and learn more about the benefits of a balanced, low-carb lifestyle at Atkins.com.

Milk Chocolate Protein Muffin

Recipe courtesy of Atkins
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Servings: 1

  • 2          tablespoons full-fat cream cheese
  • 1          egg
  • 3          tablespoons Atkins Milk Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/4       teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1          dash salt
  1. In microwave-safe mug, heat cream cheese 10-15 seconds to soften. Add egg and blend briskly using fork. Add protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; blend until smooth.
  2. Microwave on high 1 minute; muffin will puff up then deflate slightly once done. Remove from mug and enjoy warm.

Coconut Muesli Clusters

Recipe courtesy of “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less”
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1          cup plain protein powder
  • 1/2       cup unsalted sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 1          cup whole raw pecans
  • 1          cup unsweetened whole flake shredded coconut
  • 1/2       cup chia seeds or ground flaxseeds
  • 1          tablespoon stevia
  • 2          teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1          tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1          tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2          large eggs
  • 1/4       cup water
  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, coat with olive oil spray and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together protein powder, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, pecans, coconut, chia seeds or flaxseeds, stevia, cinnamon and turmeric.
  3. In large skillet, combine coconut oil, peanut butter and vanilla extract; melt completely then stir in nut mixture. Turn heat off and add eggs and water, tossing well. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and spread mixture in layer about 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes until mixture starts to brown and clumps together to make clusters. Cool completely on baking sheet then store in airtight container, refrigerated, up to 1 week.
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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Recipe courtesy of Atkins
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

  • 1          tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1          medium (2 1/2-inch diameter) onion, chopped
  • 2          pounds butternut winter squash, cubed
  • 1          medium pear, sliced, plus additional, for garnish (optional)
  • 1          teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  • 1/4       teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 5          cups chicken broth
  • 1          teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2       cup heavy cream
  • nutmeg (optional)
  1. In large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and saute until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add squash, pear, curry powder, salt and white pepper; saute 3 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to high and add chicken broth. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low; simmer 20-25 minutes, uncovered, until cubed squash is very tender. Allow to cool about 10-15 minutes.
  3. In blender or food processor, puree soup in batches until smooth. Return pureed soup to pot and add lemon juice and heavy cream. Stir soup over low heat until hot. Garnish with additional sliced pears and sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.

 

SOURCE:
Atkins