It’s still winter although the snow hasn’t come, but the weather is still chilly, your hands and feet get frozen if you expose them even for such a short while. So it comes to no surprise that a hot meal is always what we crave for.
After the holidays, it’s always comforting to just prepare a simple meal of soup and salad, or just soup, bread and a glass of wine. If I’m lucky, I’d end it up with lots of fruit and still more wine. Then I would say I had a complete day.
This is what I did a couple of days ago. It is not only a recipe but also a run through of my thoughts when I came home that night. And therefore I shall call my article:
- 1 butternut squash
- half of an onion
- about 2 oz. Blue Stilton Cheese
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- 1 8 oz can chicken broth
- 1 french baguette
- 1 bottle of your favorite wine
Turn oven on ‘roast’ temperature. Take out the butternut from pantry and peel the butternut squash. Get a pan and place cut up squash. Half an onion and place with squash. Sprinkle olive oil, and dash with a little bit of salt and pepper. If you like, spread some of your favorite herbs. I didn’t have any so I didn’t include it here. But normally I do.
Place the pan in the oven and set for 20 minutes roasting. Go to facebook and check for any news. Nothing much, except that your best friend is having a ball in the tropical islands while you’re slaving away in this cosmopolitan city of New York, freezing. Feel depress.
Move away from the computer and switch on the television for some news. While listening check on your roasted butternut squash and see if it is soft enough to handle. Remove from pan. Mash the squash along with the onions. Transfer to a pot, and add the can of chicken broth. If your broth is too thick, and you want a thinner consistency, add water and a bouillon cube. Now that will add more flavor. Turn on heat, and let boil until bubbly enough.
Meanwhile get your bottle of wine, and pour yourself a glass. Go back to the television and see what’s on. As you watch the news, there are too many killings around the world, too many politicians promising stuff they can’t keep (it’s political season once again), and the stock market is going down which means too many jobs will be lost. Feel more depressed.
Go back to the pot, by then it’s boiling and is calling for you as if to say, “sssslurp me!” For better texture you get your immersion blender to smoothen the soup, but decided, “I like it chunky”. You turn off the heat, and scoop some soup in a bowl. You top the soup with the tasty, yummy, delectable mouth watering Blue Stilton Cheese on top. The aroma of your cooking is just so memorable. It can’t get any better than this, you say.
Then you remember that a few hours ago you passed by your favorite cheese shop, the Ideal Cheese Shop. And you said to yourself, you need some cheese loving and you got the blue stilton because they always have it the best. This is a sure cure for depression. And now it has come to pass. You are happy.Bookmark & Share