Butternut Squash Soup

Remember my edible turkey?
(last post)

It's time to eat it. That turkey body was a good old butternut squash!

My hubs has been experimenting with this recipe. He is a stud in the kitchen.
He. Can. COOK!

Tonight I told him he needs to write down the amounts and teach me how.

I don't want to beg for help every time I have a bee in my bonnet to make this soup!

Get started: dice 1 yellow onion and one butternut squash (medium will do).
(Don't forget to peel it and remove the yucky insides).
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Now turn the gas on that stock pot and melt 2 Tbsp of butter and 2 Tbsp of e.v. olive oil.

Put the diced onions in and sweat them.

Now add some flava will ya....?
2 cloves minced garlic
A pinch of fresh thyme
A few chopped sage leaves
2 bay leaves
A dash of paprika
A dash of cayenne pepper
A pinch of salt and pepper

Add the diced butternut squash
Toss that around for a few minutes.

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Add enough chicken stock just to barely cover the top. (Approx. 4 cups)
Simmer until the squash is fork tender.
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Don't forget to remove the 2 bay leaves at this point.

If you have an immersion blender, then blend with that!

If you are not cool like me, transfer to a blender and puree it all!
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Then we transfer it all back to the stock pot and taste it.
Now add more salt and pepper until it tastes right and simmer for a few minutes.

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If you want you can garnish with a little cream, or parsley, or nuts if you're up for it.

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This is a savory, yet sweet soup with a little tiny kick.
It warms the soul and makes sure you don't waste that "fruit turkey" body.
Martha hates to waste anything. And I do as Martha says.

Butternut squash soup.... its a good thing!

4 comments:

  1. Ashleigh, your talents are amazing. It was so fun to see this blog you and Kathryn have started. Thanks again for hosting on Thursday. It was absolutely perfect. Have a great #2 Thanksgiving. We had one on Sunday too with my family. On Thursday it'll just be the 7 of us. It's going to be very simple and relazing. Take care!

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  2. Now this is a post I can sink my teeth into. Thanks for the pony ehow tip, I've been trying to decide how to attach them to the post. Maybe they'll have some good ideas...

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  3. Quit gormet cooking and provident living at the same time. It's making me look bad. Do you count it as provident living if I served leftover jello salad and cereal for dinner?

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  4. Oooh, just the thing I need for my leftover squash. Thanks for sharing. It sure is delicious!

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