Butternut Squash Soup + Garlic Toast
So I actually cooked dinner last night! Yay! That is a big step for me since little Rowan Winter has come along. We have been lucky enough to have the best friends in the world who have been bringing us delicious dinners for the past 3 weeks so I haven’t even really needed to cook. This soup was actually one of the meals that was brought to us and it was so yummy I decided I needed to make it again myself for dinner last night. It was such a nice fall night. It was raining out, I had just a few lamps on, some fall candles were burning and it was cozy and relaxing feeling. Rowan was sleeping on my chest and the smell of this soup was filling the house. I also was drinking a very good pumpkin ale and watching O’ Brother Where Art Thou which is one of my favorite movies. I love fall so much!
This soup is really really easy, which is perfect because Rowan only gives me about 10 mins in her bouncy chair before she wants to be held again. The recipe came from All Recipes. Nothing like a easy hearty soup to warm your belly. I made some garlic toast to go along with the soup. Our friend had brought a homemade loaf of bread with a dinner the other night and I used the left overs to make the garlic toast. It was so good!!
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 medium butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 (32 fluid ounce) container Veggie stock
Salt and Pepper
1. Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes, and squash 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pour in enough of the veggie stock to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
2. Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Or mash with a potato masher for a chunkier soup. Return to pot, and mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients: Garlic Bread
1. Butter bread. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Add parmesan cheese and parsley.