Monday, April 13, 2009

Butternut Squash (...or Potato) Soup and Roasted Broccolini

So, by this point it's no secret that we take ideas from Blackened Out every now and again. We like to see it as giving a different perspective of something you might have read. Plus they make some things sound so good we have to try them out.

Well at least this time we waited awhile...

So we saw these recipes for butternut squash soup and roasted broccoli about a month ago and had been waiting to try them out. We did Saturday night... with a few key changes... or one key change.

Did you know that butternut squash is out of season? Or maybe it isn't. Did you know that Robert's at Carrollton and Claiborne doesn't have butternut squash? Well I'll tell you what they do have. Potatoes.

So we switched it up to a potato soup because I love potato soup and potatoes will never let you down. We just boiled them up, put them in a Cuisinart with some half and half and butter, and warmed it in a pan with some cheese and bacon. Easy as that. It was really good too. Here is a picture of it in the pan.

The broccoli came off without a hitch though. Actually we used broccolini but looking at the picture on Blackened Out I think they did too. We just threw it in the oven with some garlic, olive oil, bacon, and red chili flakes. 400 degrees for 11 min and it was ready.

Finished the whole meal off with some garlic bread that you can see above in the picture of the meal and it was one of the best meals we have cooked. Try the broccolini... it's as good as you want it to be.


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