Monday, October 01, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is actually a soup that I found thick enough to serve over pasta...my son had some friends over and they ate this for lunch...BOYS even!!!
|Butternut Squash Soup|
I made another soup this evening...the recipe really surprised me as the flavor changed intensely at each step...love the addition of bacon on top when serving, which completely balanced the honey in the recipe.
|Caramelized Butternut Squash Soup |
I wasn't properly introduced to the butternut until a few years ago...didn't even know what it was until I had been in this country for probably 10 years. This squash and I have some catching up to do!!! Enjoy!
Monday, September 24, 2012
As an Allrecipes Brand Ambassador, one of our September assignments is to try a few of Al Fresco's All Natural Chicken Sausage recipes found on Allrecipes.com. I chose the Garlic Chicken Sausage and Summer Vegetable Saute for tonight's dinner because I had a few bell peppers and a couple of zucchini left from this weekend's garden picking. Plus, we had piano lessons tonight and not a lot of time to prepare a big home cooked meal.
I put the chicken sausage links and zucchini on the grill, and started the onions in my wok a few minutes later. After the sausage links had browned up nicely, I brought them inside to slice diagonally and add to the onions. We are big fans of tofu, so I cubed some up and added to the saute. Tofu takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with, so I knew it would not only extend the well-mixed flavors, but also add a texture to replace the mushrooms, which we are not fond of. I added the peppers to the stir fry last to keep them crisp and crunchy. And, finally, I served the dish with the grilled zukes sliced up chunky-like and added to the side.
What an awesome celebration of seasonal bounty...grateful for yet another amazing recipe from Allrecipes.com. And, of course, thank you, Al Fresco!!