Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Sweet Squash

I mentioned before that my beautiful Butternut Squash was destined to become a lovely soup. Soup day was Tuesday. I peeled, chopped, and roasted that squash along with some apples, then sauted it with some butter, onion, garlic, added chicken broth, and then some cream for the final touch. Ohhhhhh, it was heaven. I've still got leftovers in my fridge, and I look forward to having soup for lunch (again).

And it turns out that 2 squashes (or is it 2 squash?) makes waaaaaay more than needed for the soup alone. So I made some Cinnamon Butternut Squash Muffins, recipe courtesy of $5 dinners. And, in fact, I had enough to make a double batch, so I've got a whole bunch of delightful muffins sitting in my freezer, waiting for those days when I don't have much time for breakfast.

And, because pumpkins are a squash afterall, and who doesn't love roasted pumpkin seeds, I decided that it would be fun to roast the butternut seeds. They are, in fact, delicious. And don't they look pretty sitting on my leaf plate? I knew I wouldn't regret buying that thing (even though this is only the 2nd time I've ever used it).
I feel so domestic.

And fall continues to be glorious.


Sabrina said...

Oooo, I want to make those muffins. I almost bought a butternut squash last week for that express purpose. However, it's not an inexpensive item around these parts, so I held off. With your confirmation that they are, indeed, delicious, as I suspected, I might have to splurge. Is your butternut squash soup pureed? I made one with apples about a month ago (when b-nut squash was on sale). It was delicious, but it was a puree soup, so I am not sure our soups were similar. Fall is lovely, even if the weather doesn't reflect that is fall.

Shanny said...

It was, indeed, pureed soup, so I'll bet they were quite similar.

Condie Family said...

Wow..sounds yummy!! Shouldn't read posts like this during dinner time :) Makes me super hungry for yummy food!!

Em said...

Your seeds in aforementioned leaf plate look like they came straight out of a better homes and garden magazine.