Well it doesn't seem like I've done a food post in a while, and I know all 3 of you readers have been on the edges of your seats waiting for me to blog. Sooooo.... *sigh of relief* here you go!
We got a big, lovely butternut squash in our CSA last time (and this time. Yay!), and I knew immediately that I wanted to make soup with it. I looked at several recipes online, and then ended up just doing my own thing. It ended up being even more delicious than I could have ever imagined. The natural flavor of butternut squash is fabulous, and paired with fresh herbs & onions, it's the absolute perfect-tasting dish. Seriously. We also had a yummy side of steamed broccoli & asparagus with a parsley lemon butter sauce. Mmm.
Butternut Squash Soup
One beautiful, fresh butternut squash, peeled & cubed
Butter (3 or 4 tbsp, but really as much as you want)
1/2 yellow or white onion, chopped
1 can vegetable broth
Fresh rosemary & sage, chopped finely
A dash of milk or cream
Salt & pepper to taste
First, sautee the onion in the butter until translucent (but not brown). Add vegetable broth and bring to boil. Add butternut squash cubes & simmer until tender (you can add salt & pepper to taste here, if you'd like). Scoop out chunks with a slotted spoon & puree in a blender or food mill & until desirable consistency is reached (I like to leave a few chunks). Add fresh rosemary & sage to taste. Stir in a dash of milk to make it extra creamy. ENJOY!!!
It's seriously the most delicious soup ever. Yum.
|Cubing the peeled squash. I actually used a potato peeler, which worked fine.|
|I love sauteed onions, don't you?|
|In the blender.|
|Our delicious dinner.|
|The finished soup. Yum.|
The only part of this soup that was any trouble at all was having to use the blender. It had me seriously wishing I had a food mill. A friend of mine has one, and I am having serious kitchen-envy. I'd make soup every night if I had one of those things (so perhaps Nathan is glad that we don't have one...).
|Food Mill. A thing of dreams.|
After devouring our dinner, Fiero decided that he was not getting enough attention. Thus, he nestled inside of our bag, being really cute. Nathan decided he'd join in & be cute, too. This is the end result:
|This picture explains why my life is awesome.|