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Monday, November 21, 2016

Pan-Roasted Pumpkin

 Pan-Roasted Pumpkin


Nothing says autumn like pumpkin.  Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie.  Here's a great anytime side dish made from pumpkin.


Ingredients:

6 cups of pumpkin,  cut into small 1 inch pieces
1 clove of garlic, grate
1/3 teaspoon of paprika
1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of chopped white onion
2 tablespoons of olive oil


Instructions:

In a large non-stick pan, add the olive oil and pumpkin.  Cook on high heat for 5 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and cook on medium heat for another 10-15 minutes until the pumpkin is fork tender. Serve and enjoy!

Basil and Garlic Butternut Squash Soup

                     Basil and Garlic Butternut Squash Soup


Here is a autumn comfort food that warms you up from the inside! Lightly flavored with basil and garlic, this soup is simply delicious!


Ingredients:

1 large butternut squash: peeled, cut into small 1 inch pieces
3 cups cooking liquid from the squash
1 cup of whole milk
1 teaspoon of chicken buillion
6 basil leaves
1 clove of garlic, grated


Instructions:

In a large pot, add the squash.  Add water until it covers the squash pieces.  Boil on high heat until tender about 15 minutes and drain well.

In a blender, add the squash,  the rest of the ingredients. Blend until the mixture is smooth.   Serve and enjoy!