So tonight I came home from work with only one goal: use food I have in the house to make dinner without going to the grocery store. I was nervous, because all I had at home was a squash, which I bought impulsively last week and have never prepared before, an onion, and a couple of random fruits. In my research of what the hell one does with a squash, I kept coming back to soup. I settled on this amazing recipe for Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup with Apples (which is easy to make vegan with one tiny tweak).
First thing's first: I know why people rarely make their own soup--it is involved!! Cutting a squash is no walk in the park. Seriously, I might have blisters tomorrow. But it was so worth it. After all the cutting was done, all I had to do was cook the squash, onion, and apples in vegetable broth and applesauce, then blend it together. It was a huge hit! Such a perfect savory dish for a nice, crisp autumn day. And it gave me another "first:" my very first homemade soup.
So, here's to the next 30 days: I hope everything we eat is as tasty as what we had tonight.
I improvised the cinnamon garnish, and even that was delightful!