Don’t these two butternut squashes look like two beautiful lovers, snuggling together for the perfect photo? Just so sweet and cozy? Awwwwww.
And if it was a year ago, I would be punting these two squashes off the deck on which the picture was taken like I was trying out for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team replacement kicker. You betcha!
There has been no love lost between squashes and I. That’s for sure. I have never been a fan. Yuck!
Then, that darn CSA box showed up on our doorstep with these two puppies in it. Are you kidding me?! What am I supposed to do with that?!
Curry? CURRY?! CURRY?!?! OMG! Ellen, you area the best! I LOVE curry! Along with pomegranates, chicken curry is my favorite food. Ask anyone who knows me. I have been in love with it since I was a little kid. It was an all-American, made-with-butter-and-flour-and-cow’s-milk version, but I loved it. My tastes have since changed to love any type of Asian curry. Obviously, the Indian curries (which are now my favorite) do not contain any butter or cow’s milk. But, I digress.
Thanksgiving was right around the corner (at the time), so I decided to try this new recipe out on a bunch of relatives and friends. Always good to do when you haven’t tried a recipe before. But, I trust Ellen.
And, am I ever glad I did. I made her soup for the almost 30 people who showed up at my in-laws’ on Thanksgiving. It was pretty easy to make with all of the Thanksgiving morning melee going on, especially since I cut up the squash, apple and onion the night before. Very easy.
But, then I made a big mistake. Me and my ethical blogging self. What is wrong with me? I got so many compliments on the soup. Lots of this-is-the-best-soup-I-have-ever-had compliments. And what do I do? Do I say thank you and go on letting them think that I am a soup-making goddess?
No! I go and tell everyone that it’s my friend, Ellen. Blah, blah, blah. She came up with the recipe. Blah, blah, blah. She’s the soup-making goddess. Not me. I just read the recipe and followed directions.
I mean, I don’t copy recipes on-line and take the credit (which is why you will only find a link to the recipe on my site), but this was the prefect opportunity to take some credit for making an awesome soup. And, I blew it.
Oh well. It was awesome. They know I actually did the work for the soup they ate. And, it was greatly appreciated. Especially by the vegetarians. Not usually a lot to eat at Thanksgiving for the vegetarians.
What’s funny is that I was planning on making this recipe for Thanksgiving anyway, but it happened to coincide perfectly with Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, hosted by Sea at Book of Yum. So, since this fits all of the criteria, I am submitting it. But, what is really funny and ironic, is that I had already committed to adopt Ellen, anyway.
So, it worked out just perfect for me. I love it when that happens.
And, as far as drop-kicking the butternut squash from now on, I think they are safe from my foot. Safe from my knife, cooking pot, mouth and tummy… Not so much.
On that note, go to Ellen’s site. Look at her recipes. You must, must, must try the Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup. If it can save Butternut Squash from being punted in my house, well… You get it.
Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™