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Soup’s On Tonight

So fall is officially in full force (even though it’s still about 80 here). I love everything fall! Pumpkins, beautifully colored leaves on the ground, and of course, butternut squash! Since we received a food processor as a wedding gift, I thought I’d give it a try with my first ever attempt at butternut squash soup.

The recipe seemed ridiculously simple so I didn’t feel too intimidated. That is until I started peeling the squash. I’m not sure if it was the squash or my pathetic little peeler but either way it was a huge pain and took me way too long (like, close to an hour, sad I know).

squash

total mess

total mess

I’m somewhat of a clean freak but there was no way I could fight the skin scraps that were flying everywhere in my kitchen! Finally, I got the thing peeled. Next was cutting it in half and scraping the insides out. Not too bad after the peeling session.

sweaty squash

sweaty squash

Next step was easy: peeling and chopping onion, carrot, and garlic. I combined all the ingredients with 16 oz. of vegetable stock. I cooked everything until the squash was soft. Which I thought would take all night but only took about 30 minutes.

carrots, squash, onions, and garlic..mmm

carrots, squash, onions, and garlic..mmm

So not only was tonight a big night for me in that it was my first attempt at soup, but also my first attempt with a food processor. That was a bit more intimidating…at first. Once I played with it a little, it was the easiest to work with. I just emptied out the contents of the soup pot into the food processor (a little batch at a time), pulsed it a bit, and viola! We had soup!

first experience with the food processor

first experience with the food processor

hubby pepperin it up!

hubby pepperin it up!

Here’s the finished product! It was pretty good considering there was no oil, cream, or butter in it! I added a litte nutmeg which wasn’t in the recipe but it works nicely with the ingredients. The food processor is awesome! I’m so excited to make many more delicious things using it.

final product

final product

I found this delicious recipe on fit sugar. Here’s exactly what you need:

16 ounces of veggie broth
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 butternut squash
5 carrots
Salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy!

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