Sometimes you set out to make soup and realize that you don’t have an immersion blender and you don’t have your regular blender and you make it anyway. Sometimes you add and you make do and you stir and you taste and it’s a beautiful thing.
Sometimes it doesn’t all work out. Sometimes your plans of taking in a local music festival that everyone has been telling you about don’t work out. Sometimes it rains all day. And the four walls seem very close. Sometimes only the littlest one naps and everyone needs you. Right now. Sometimes you get in a funk and it’s hard to shake it. Sometimes you can play the Pollyanna game really well and sometimes, you just can’t.
Accompanied with piles of crusty bread, this soup is a perfect antidote to any day. Good or bad.
Butternut Squash, Apple and Bacon Soup
(inspired by this recipe)
Serves 2 adults, and 2 little girls with leftovers for another rainy day.
Ingredients: 1/3 lb bacon (more if you like bacon),
chopped 1/2 onion,
chopped fine 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
2 apples, peeled and cubed (I used a Gravenstein and a lonely Macintosh that was kicking around the fridge, for best results use a cooking apple)
1/2 c apple juice Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste