I’m on the way back from the west coast where I spent some time reconnecting with family, my roots and myself. Truth be told, I was a bit apprehensive taking time off in the midst of a super busy time of year both professionally and personally….but, you know what? It was exactly the way I needed to be spending my time right now. You wonder how I know this? Because in the midst of a hectic season, I’m rested, calm and centered over having some clarity of what’s really important in my life.
Don’t think I forgot about you guys though….I know what’s on your brain, Thanksgiving is just over one week away. You (and I) have menus and recipes and herbs on our minds. Am I right? Maybe, you’ve all of a sudden realized that those house guests that are coming for Thanksgiving, and the rest of your family, will have to eat other meals besides the big feast. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back
Super simple squash soup to the rescue. You can even make it in advance and freeze it if you’re sure that you will be otherwise occupied next week. I love everything about this soup….it’s seasonal, flavorful, nutritious, and EVERYONE loves it. You can dress it up with some spiced pumpkin seeds—-which, for the record, are worth making by themselves for a snack—or a drizzle of golden milk (use this recipe) or just eat it as is because its super yummy.
Maybe you’re not hosting Thanksgiving but struggling to come up with healthy menu options to take to work this fall and winter. Super Simple Squash Soup is the answer for you too. This soup freezes beautifully. Make sure it’s totally cool before ladling an individual serving size into a quart sized zip top bag. Lay flat and push out the extra air before sealing. These will stack nicely in your freezer and pack easily while still frozen in your lunch bag.
Super Simple Butternut Squash Soup is one of those gems to have up your sleeve. In addition to being simple to make and delicious, it’s low in calories and high in nutrition—-exactly what you need to balance out all of the gluttonous food that makes its way onto tables in November. High in Vitamins A and C, more potassium than a banana (and no sugar spikes), and a healthy dose of calcium too, butternut squash is Falls’ super star veggie.
I’m planning on having a nice hot pot of Super Simple Butternut Squash Soup ready for my troops when they come in from the local football game next Thursday and it’s not yet time for The Feast…..when will you be serving it?