Though I avoid processed pre-made food like the plague, every once in awhile I allow myself a little convenience. But even then I'm careful with what I buy. On a recent trip to one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe's, I was feeling a little cranky and not at all wanting to be in the kitchen. A box of Butternut Squash Soup caught my eye, so I'd thought I'd give it a try. But of course even when I'm cranky, I can't help mixing things up a bit!
|Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup|
A bowl of plain soup with no texture sounded a little blah, I wanted some heartiness, so I gave my Butternut Squash Soup a little umph!
Here's my version of Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup:
- Half a box of Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup
- 2 slices of good quality bacon, fried and crumbled
- 1 small yam, diced into small chunks
- 1 small bunch of cilantro
- Tbsp butter
- Dash of cinnamon
- Salt and pepper
- Place diced yam into a skillet on medium heat and sautee in butter until yam is soft. Season with salt, pepper and some cinnamon
- Fry bacon, drain on paper towel, then crumble
- Warm up soup in a pot
- Chop cilantro
|Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup my way|
Feel like making your own Butternut Squash Soup? Click here for a yummy recipe from Epicurious. I personally leave out the brown sugar. If you want to add some sweetness to this soup, add a little orange juice. To tart it up, add a chopped green apple to the pan while sauteing the onion.
It will be about another month before I have that "I want nothing to do with the kitchen" feeling. I'm excited to discover another "convenience" that I can easily make my own.
In what ways to you let "convenience" into your kitchen?