I love soup.
Stews and chili and tomato bisque and chowders ...
I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it.
I will say, though, that I hadn't expanded my soup repertoire until the last few years. What do I mean by that? I stuck to the safe ones. The ones I grew up with. The ones with vegetables and ingredients we used in other things.
But in the last few years, I've started expanding.
And not just in the waist. Ha!
Since my word for the year is stretch, I'm trying to expand not only mentally and spiritually, but also in some physical aspects as well. Including what I eat/cook. I can't go too far because my family is super picky on some things. But I can work around that a bit.
We have a teacher luncheon every month at preschool, where we all bring a dish and enjoy real food. October was my month, and I decided to have butternut squash soup as the main item. I had tried some at a friend's house the year before and got her recipe. It's almost a harvest veggie soup, including carrots, sweet potato, russets, and onion in addition to the butternut. But after they're all roasted and blended with the broth, it's creamy delight.
I think I helped my other teachers expand, too, because several mentioned having never tried it. My family wouldn't touch the leftovers, but I'll keep working on them. After all, I bought two squash when I only needed one, so that gourd has to go somewhere! ;-)
Have you tried anything new lately? I'd love to hear. Maybe I'll want to try it, too!
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