I just have to write this down now so I don't forget. Seriously, I wanted to drink this soup with a straw it was so dern good.
Ok, I actually did take a small sip with a straw.
Whaa....I couldn't find my spoon and it was there. It was clean. Don't judge.
2 butternut squashes peeled & cubed (about 8ish cups)
2 onions chopped
1 big carrot chopped
1 apple peeled and cubed
3 T. butter
5 c chicken broth
3/4 c. half and half
salt & pepper to taste
- Melt the butter on med high heat and sauté the squash, onions, carrots and apple for about 12 minutes.
- Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Blend with a emulsion blender
- Stir in the half and half.
- Salt & pepper to taste.
Makes 12 cups.
Chicken Broth - I used my homemade broth - simmered chicken parts, leeks, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper
Emulsion blender - best investment ever for soups and post run smoothies...I use a Cuisinart. Local peeps, I get Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons all the time. E me if you want one. The coupon I mean.
You can lighten this up by only doing 2 T of butter and 1/2 c of half and half, but I tried it with a little less and wanted it just a touch creamier.
Oh yeah, and here is this week's share.
|Romaine, kale, spinach, baby bok choy|
buttercup squash, onions, green peppers
sweet potatoes, (no clue), apples, potatoes
I am so psyched for the return of the sweet potato. There was something I was thinking of making with those as soon as they made their fine return and for the life of me I cannot remember right now.
If anyone has a clue what that big 'ol white thing is in the middle, please fill me in. It looks too big to be a parsnip and was such a solid white inside. It wasn't on the list that I could tell and it is new to me.
Buttercup squash is a new one to me too. I think I have an untried recipe for those. Though I am thinking about using the same recipe above for one or two of those ugly bad boys. Note to self....need more carrots.
Guess I have me some cooking to do....