When I used to watch Oprah (before I got convicted not to) I always liked her “favorite things” shows. I would think how blessed that audience was to have been there at just the right time! I have a lot of favorite things and I’m starting to get even more now that Pinterest has been added to my things to do while on the Internet! Are any of you Pinterest users? It is definitely a unique site to browse through – and oh my, the ideas. So many ideas and not enough time to do them all!
Today, February 28, 2012, is a perfect Spring day. Temperature is about 66 degrees. There is not a cloud in the perfectly blue sky. The pine trees are gently swaying in the meadow, the birds are chirping and the sun is bright and warm.
A perfect day to make Butternut Squash Soup! Recipe to follow!
A perfect day to open windows and let the winter blues escape.
And, it is a perfect day to remember my Grandmother Emily Chamberlain – she was a leap year baby and always celebrated her birthday on the 28th. A lot of who I am is from my Grandma – happy birthday Grandma!
This is the perfect day the Lord has made, let’s rejoice and be glad!
Butternut Squash Soup
- 1 large butternut squash
- 1 med onion, chopped
- 6 cups chicken or veggie broth
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 T. olive oil
- Nutmeg, to taste
- S&P, to season
Peel squash. Cut in half, scoop out seeds and cut in one inch cubes. Gently boil until soft. (You could also just cut the squash in half lengthwise, place flesh side down in a baking dish, with one inch of water and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.) This morning I used the crockpot to do the cooking of the squash. Let the cooked squash cool down. In the meantime, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Now, place the cooked squash in a powerful blender or your food processor, with a little of the stock. Process until smooth and thick. Add mixture and broth to the onions and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Heat to simmering. Serve piping hot. Delicious and extremely filling because of all the fiber! This creamy soup freezes very well.
A perfect soup for the perfect day! Bon Appetit!