Sometimes you just need some time.
Whether it be
Take it, would you? For yourself, for your job, for your family, for yourself.
|homemade butternut squash soup yum|
I made some butternut squash soup* (duh, October). It's super simple, but warm and good. I enjoyed some shopping and visiting and laughing with girlfriends. I had some let's-get-carryout-and-lay-low-time with my man.
I needed that. Do you?
*Butternut Squash Soup w/ Kilbasa
Saute 1-2 medium yellow onions in olive oil.
Add one diced kilbasa sausage; saute until brown on some sides (or to your liking).
Prepare fresh butternut squash by baking for 1 hour (or until very tender) at 350 degrees.
Season to your liking with butter, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Using an immersion blender, blend in 2-3 cans of evaporated milk.
Add salt and pepper (and more brown sugar or cinnamon) to taste.
Simmer until combined and hot.
Add kilbasa / onion mixture.
Serve with warm crusty bread**.
** I toasted some pecans with mine, which is shown in the photo above. Although it looks pretty, it didn't actually complement the soup very well.