I didn't get around to planning meals yet this week. I think they will be simple as the week is shaping up to be VERY busy. However, we had a great meal last week that I want to share.
While shopping in Aldi's recently, a woman next to me was commenting on the butternut squash - what a great price and how nice they looked. I know ZIP about butternut squash, but she made it sound appealing for $1.49, so I bought one. Then I looked at it on the counter for about 4-5 days. Finally, I decided to try a Roasted Butternut & Shallot Soup recipe I found from Cooking Light. I think a co-blogger actually had it posted, and I apologize for not noting who! It was pretty simple aside from the fact that I never have shallots. I did, however, have onion, so I improvised. Really, the only ingredients were the squash, shallots/onions, olive oil, broth and seasonings. That was it!
Once I peeled the squash and got the whole thing cubed, I realized I was going to have enough for 2 batches of the soup. Since the Mister was on a business dinner, there was no reason to cook it all that night. Half the diced pieces went to the fridge and 1/2 to roasting in the oven. I put the kiddos to bed and had myself quite the little meal! But it was missing something... then I remembered! When we were in Pittsburgh last, the Mister and I enjoyed a meal at our favorite restaurant, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. We had split a squash and CRAB soup. Aha!
Guess what we had for dinner on Saturday? If you think you want to try it, the only added step is to add 8 oz of lump crab to the soup and cook over medium until crab is heated through, maybe about 5 minutes. Delicious! And I still have a bowl left for my lunch today...
PS - 20.374 miles in already today my 75 miles in November!!