Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

I actually got off the couch today, and made some Homemade soup!


I know I’ve said this before, but homemade soup (or any soup really) is my comfort food.

I’ve been wanting to use my butternut squash for a while now, and BFF Debbie sent me her recipe for butternut squash soup!

First, I cut a butternut squash in half, placed it in a glass casserole dish filled with 1/2 an inch or so of water, and let it cook for 30 minutes on 425 F.


Meanwhile, I sauted in a large pot:

  • 1/2 TBL smart balance butter
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 yellow onion

Once the squash was done, I added the rest of the ingredients, and let it simmer.

  • cubed squash (the whole thing)
  • diced tomato
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 cups veggie broth

I then took about 2 cups of the mixture out of the pot and placed it into my blender. Instead of putting the entire lid on it, I took the center out of the top, covered it with a paper towel  so that the hot air would have a way to escape. 


Once the mixture was blended, I added it back into the main pot.


I then added an entire can of rinsed kidney beans, and half a bag of spinach. I let it simmer until the spinach wilted.


My soup was then ready to eat! I used the other half of my acorn squash (it was about to go bad…) as my soup bowl.


On the side, I had a piece of toast with butter.


It was delicious, and even better in the edible bowl! 😀

I bagged up the leftovers in individual servings for quick meals.



When Jason brought home my antibiotics, and more gauze, he also brought home cookie making stuff! He knew that cookies would cheer me up! He even made them for me!

This is a plate of lies… I actually ate three!


They are so good. Little mini PB cups and chocolate chunks of heaven. I think it was store bought dough… oh well, its the thought that counts! I appreciate my man thinking of me!


Camera news…

Jason finally got his camera fixed! Hooray for awesome food photos again!

Toe news…

My toes are looking good! I had to replace the bandages today, and they are healing nicely. However, I think I’m allergic to the antibiotics they prescribed to me. Ten minutes after taking them, my palms and soles of my feet felt on fire! It was like EXTREME itching, which then spread up my arms and legs. Jason called the doctor, who said to stop taking the medication immediately! Hypersensitivity is apparently a bad side effect. 😦


I’m off to spend time with my man! He’s been awesome and taking care of me through this whole thing. I love him so much!


Have a great weekend!

❤ MegaNerd

16 Responses

  1. Hope you’re feeling less itchy!

    And you eating three cookies today makes me feel less bad about the 6 or 7 I had… hey, I have to taste test for the wedding! 😉

  2. That soup looks so delicious. I’ll have to try it; I love butternut squash. And soup! And cookies!
    Sorry you had an adverse reaction to the antibiotics. If you’re still itchy, you might want to take some benedryl. My daughter had an allergic reaction to penicillin last year. She kept complaining of being itchy, but I kept saying “it’s just a bug bite.” Once I looked at her red back, I felt really bad for not taking her seriously.
    I hope you’re on the mend soon.

  3. I’m glad your feeling better and venturing off the couch. You have a good little nurse there helping you!

  4. Aww cheers for supportive bf! You’ve eaten better then me all day and I even have no excuses other then laziness. LOL Hope the toes feel better soon!

  5. I hope your toes recover soon!
    Your soup looks really good – I’m into squash these days. Very smart to put the leftovers in bags. I always put it in tupperware and now I’m out of space in my freezer…

  6. i just had dinner in an acorn squash tonight too, haha. its so interesting that oyu put soup in baggies, good idea!

    yum those cookies look delish your boyf if so sweet

    im sorry about yoru sensitivity! 😦 i hope it gets better soon

  7. Cookies and a thoughtful boyfriend? Girl you’ve got it all!

  8. The soup looks great!! I’m glad Jason is taking care of you 🙂

  9. looks delicious – one of my favorite kinds of soup by far!

  10. Squash has totally become my new comfort/go to food. There is just so much you can do with it and it taste wonderful. I love how you packaged the leftovers. Great recipes!!!

  11. Aw, I’m glad you have someone to take care of you.
    And I definitely agree, soup is the ultimate comfort food! 🙂

  12. I’ve been so distracted by acorn and delicata squash this season that I forgot about my old fave–butternut! I gotta try this soon.

  13. soup looks great!

  14. I made this soup tonight and it was fab! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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