Running Forward

Butternut Squash Soup

on January 26, 2014

I’ve been lacking in my picture-taking lately, but don’t worry life is more exciting than ever. I received a promotion at work, which means I can now travel! And I’ll be hosting events a lot more frequently. In fact, I hosted a happy hour at Macao this week, which is an awesome venue with a crazy cocktail menu. In fact, it’s more of a cocktail book. I ordered the Yellow Fever #2 by the way.

Last weekend I started the party off at Arthur’s for a double date. I had never been there before, but really enjoyed the atmosphere. The menu is a bit meat-heavy for me but the company was more than enough to make up for it. I spent Saturday catching up on chores and running errands in the city (visited the Union Square market for the first time in quite a while). On Sunday Sam and I did our own bar crawl for the first half of the Broncos game. We started at Louise and Jerry’s on Washington. Cozy, not crowded, overall we really enjoyed it. But we went to Moran’s for the second quarter and agreed it was the winner. There were more windows and the scene was more lively. The crowd was quite mixed too, which made the atmosphere more fun. At halftime we headed to Sam’s place to get dinner started. On the menu: butternut squash soup and a chopped salad (made by me earlier). We worked together to create the base, then Sam worked his magic with the spices. So good! I won’t post a recipe since I don’t know quite what Sam threw into the pot for flavor, but our technique was solid. We simply chopped up a large butternut squash, one baking potato, and one onion to saute in a large soup pot. Once the veggies started browning we added just enough water to cover the top, chicken base, and Sam’s secret spices (I know he included some sort of pepper and marjoram). We watched the last quarter of the game while everything simmered and the flavors melded together. Finally, we sent it through the blender until smooth and devoured! It was the perfect dinner for a snowy football Sunday.

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