But....a call and several interviews in New York will take grandma's time.
For the last couple of hours I have been making butternut squash soup. It is so good and I hoped it would not disappoint this time.
Just tasted it and it is good.
I never follow recipes "exactly". So this is cooked squash, some onion, carrot, celery and garlic.
When all is cooked - the process I do not like is blending in small batches in my old old blender.
Add chicken broth and simmer. I have used cream or milk in the past.
Someone gave me two good size squash weeks ago and I kept looking at them and remembered how difficult they are too cut.
In the past I have cut them in half and baked them like you would a potato with olive oil and scooped out the cooked squash
and added to my other cooked ingredients. This time I tried something different.
Do not laugh - I took a small saw on my work bench and cut the difficult squash. After removing the seeds I cut them in smaller sections like you would a potato and simmered them in water. When they were done the peeling came easily off.
THE SQUASH IN MY PICTURE ARE NOT THE SQUASH I USED. THESE WERE 3 TIMES THIS SIZE. THE SMALLER SIZE - JUST ONE MAKES SEVERAL NICE PORTIONS FOR ME.
Anyway - I have delicious soup.
I also made an oriental salad (this is one of my favorites made with broccoli slaw) and in the morning will bake a turkey breast, zucchini bread and another desert. A gallon of fruit tea is ready. A bottle of wine is chilling.
My little girls may be visiting and spending the night and there are plenty of chips, nuts, crackers and cheese.
Hey the sun shined today and tomorrow promises to be a pleasant day.
So...there are hot dogs and marshmallows on hand in case the fire pit is burning tomorrow evening.
I was told not to cook anything - but - there has to be something to eat at Woodhaven.
If they are not hungry - then I will have something to eat on for a few days!!!