Black Friday. Back in my grade school years and earlier, the standard fare, no exceptions, for an upchucking tummy, was 7-Up and soup. Absolutely nothing wrong with the menu obviously, but to this day I can't stomach 7-Up and only on very rare occasions, clam chowder and split pea soup being the exceptions, will I eat soup. It just doesn't happen. One such occasion was back in 1990 at a church in PA in which I was very active, sat on the council, chaired two committees, and Jan one, the Parish Life Committee. In this particular year, during the Lenten season, we had our annual soup suppers presented by the Parish Life committee, as do many congregations, but this particular year it somehow turned into a friendly major, but highly competitive, competition of who could bring the BEST soup and bread! The final result of that year's soup suppers was a 34 page cookbook I produced using a Z-100 computer. I doubt that many of you will remember such an old beast, but at the time it was the cat's meow. Now that little cookbook holds just about every soup recipe that I will eat, excluding the two already mentioned. That is until tonight, when Jan and I had dinner at the Harborside restaurant, situated along the SW edge of Lake Union in downtown Seattle. Now for most of you this will be of little interest, but for those of you living near here, it may be otherwise. On the menu tonight was the most delightful soup I have ever experienced, a true delight to the palette as it is sometimes said. Titled Butternut Squash Bisque, it contained not only the squash obviously, but also something crunchy and topped with pear compute. A total delight all the way around. I cautiously asked for the recipe and was told it will be emailed to me in a couple of days. I can't wait. To make it all even more delightful, we were seated with a spectacular view of both the north and east sides of the city. Delightful cuisine, a fantastic view, excellent service, and great company. All-in-all you couldn't ask for more; hope that each and everyone of you experienced something equally nice for your Thanksgiving this year. As for the view, the one I'm sharing today is not what we saw, didn't take the camera with me, thought that just a bit crass, but it was even nicer. ISO 200; 1/8 sec @ f /11 on a tripod.