Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kitchen Adventures; Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Monday night Tim and I played tennis and watched our leftover DVR'd Sunday night shows (and some Workaholics we had somehow missed *gasp*)

Tim ran the vacuum and resolved that we should run it every night. (it's a Roomba)

I spent the rest of my free time in the kitchen - making bread (coming soon) and soup. 

Everybody's making pumpkin bread and soup, but I'm not ready for pumpkin. It's just barely starting to feel like fall here. I need to ease into it with some butternut squash. 

This soup is thick and creamy and delicious - and so easy you won't even know what to do with yourself.

Get a medium squash, peel it, and chop it into cubes. 

Steam it. When it's easy to stab with a fork, it's done. 

Blend it!

Add other stuff you like - half & half, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt & peper, maybe some nutmeg - and blend it all in there. 

Sprinkle with a little extra paprika and serve. 

Yes, I ate almost the whole batch all by myself. 

Butternut Squash Soup

4 c. peeled and cubed butternut squash
1 c. half & half 
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Peel and chop a medium butternut squash in cubes.

Steam for about 15 minutes or until the squash is tender.

Throw it in a blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Serve with a sprinkling of paprika. 

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