I should be writing. Instead…butternut squash soup.


In keeping with the whole ‘putting off till later’ theme, here is some breaking news: Merriam-Webster’s thesaurus doesn’t grok the word procrastinate.

Moving on…

I had gained so much procrastinative ** momentum from my earlier foray into non-productivity that I sauntered into the kitchen. Imagine that.

Shockingly, I chose to cook healthy.

I had no intention of opening a cookbook, of course.

I chunked up the squash the day before, knowing full well how exhausting it would be to both prep the squash AND cook it all in one fell swoop. Pretty obvious that I’m not into swoops–energy requirements too steep.

I heated up some olive oil, sprinkled in some za’atar, 21-Seasoning Salute from Trader Joe’s, salt, and pepper for a quick blooming, added chicken broth, and then the squash. That reminds me. It might need a dash of white wine.

butternut squash soup
the ‘before’ photo. 

After a severe pummeling with the hand blender, I might finish it with a little milk and then sprinkle some grated Asiago cheese into each serving.

Turns out I didn’t bother with either the milk or the Asiago. Plenty of flavor to stand on its own. It doesn’t mean I won’t try them with the leftovers, however.

While I didn’t use a recipe, if you stayed with me this long, you deserve one to consider. I like the idea of adding some ginger to the mix.

Thanks for reading. Go make some soup. On your own. No cookbook. If I can do it, so can you.

**Yep, it’s a word. No way did I think so when it flew off my fingers onto the keyboard.



5 thoughts on “I should be writing. Instead…butternut squash soup.”

  1. That soup looks scrumptious – butternut squash is a personal fav (& did you know Trader Joe’s has them in bags nicely prepared? Even easier to plop in pan.)
    Like, like, like, (really) like this blog, Tim! (although I’m missing your Writer’s Horoscope daily efforts that zinged with helpful advice & humor!) 🎉😎🎉

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  2. That l oo ks really good! Love squash soup, but haven’t made it since fall, it’s long overdue after looking at these pictures. Checked out the recipe linked on epcurious; I usually cobble it together too, but the addition of ginger and a half cinnamon stick is intriguing. Going to have to try that recipe!

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    1. Nice to hear from you SSFT. If it’s obvious that one of my blogs is mirroring another, feel free to ignore. You have better things to do. ;-> Always like your input, though, wherever it shows up!

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  3. What do the Aussies say? Good on’ya? Anyway, glad you dove into making the soup. Amazing how long those winter squash last in a cool garage. I’m pretty sure I picked that one up in December. We just had a hailstorm. Seems like soup weather here. Child’s play compared to your north central states’ weather, though. [North Central States…Pretty sure that’s what you were called in my geography books back in the olden days.]

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