Before I start on this easy recipe for chicken butternut soup, I’ll just admit right here and now that I know that butternut squash can be intimidating. More than once I’ve regretfully push my cart past the pile of butternuts in the supermarket (okay, the Southern husband was pushing the cart, but the butternut abandonment was all mine. I own that.) because it just looked so dang hard to handle. And more on that later, because there are various ways butternut squash Can Be Conquered. But more importantly were all those days that I was missing out on this thick, hearty soup that is full of tender chicken and spinach and roasted carrots and lots and lots of butternut. It’s one of the most good and good for you soups I know, and I’m here to tell you that you need to brake at the butternut just to be able to cook up this soup. Let’s make it!
This recipe for mashed fall vegetables with bacon and thyme is one of those things that just came out of the blue and kind of made itself, when I had set out to make something completely different. Or so I thought. What I thought I was making was roasted fall vegetables. I had some nice cut up butternut squash, some red potatoes, a couple of onions and some carrots, and I was right in the middle of roasting them to go with some roasted chicken, and that’s when it hit me.
I have a love-hate relationship with butternut squash. I love the way it tastes…sweet and smooth with just a hint of veggie flavor. I love it when it is mixed up with other things, like honey and herbs and shallots, especially when I get that whole sweet and salty thing going on. I love it when someone else makes it for me. And that is because I do NOT love the peeling cutting up of it that is part of so many butternut recipes, because butternut squash is hard as a rock. And I do not love the paying of approximately one million dollars for buying already cut-up butternut squash in the supermarket. Which is why I madly love this particular recipe for honeyed butternut squash puree. Read on!
Okay, so this is one of my blog posts that has a long involved back-story, and since there is nobody here to tell me to cut to the chase except for the dog (who can’t talk) and the Southern husband (who is WAY too smart to say anything of this nature) I’m going to goRead More & Get the Recipe
I am always a little skeptical about whether lasagna is really, truly worth it. I mean, we’ve all had it one million times, and it’s always kinda the same. But every once in a while I run across a recipe that restores my faith in lasagna, and this was one of them. Roasted vegetable lasagnaRead More & Get the Recipe
I fell head over heels in love with chai tea several years ago when my friend S took me by the hand, led me into Starbucks, bought me a chai tea latte, put it in my hands and said, “Trust me.” Ever since then I have been a complete sucker for anything with the wordRead More & Get the Recipe