I recently had a conversation with a friend about food. It was really just a last minute chat we had as I was leaving her house but she mentioned that lately she has been making some butternut squash soup, puts it in a blender and has lunch for the rest of the week! Well, if you’ve read what I wrote about being single and cooking, you can only imagine I jumped on this. It sounded simple, and I am in desperate need of a new simple recipe because there is only so much taco soup and green curry this working girl can eat.
So when I say simple I mean simplicity. Basically buy a couple of butternut squashes, cut them in half, scoop the seeds out (thought they were so pretty I wonder what they taste like toasted), drizzle olive oil and add a little salt and pepper. Cook them for about 40 minutes on 350. Take them out, scoop out the flesh and put in a blender. Add a little chicken broth to the desired consistency and blend.
Really that’s all there is too it. You can always add other things like fresh herbs, onion, garlic. But I ate it as is with a little everyday seasoning from Trader Joe’s and some cayenne pepper (I love the added spiciness). It made two meals for me. I was thinking next time I might cook up some sweet potatoes and add them to the mixture to add a little bit of a different flavor.