Me: “Hey, do you want to come over?”
Alla: “Yes! Will you feed me?”
Me: “I suppose so. How about some butternut squash soup?”
Alla: “Yes! And Anna’s famous grilled cheese?”
Me: “Sure, but I don’t have bread or cheese, so can you pick some up on your way?”
Alla: “Oh, I have some tortillas and cheese, I’ll bring those and we can have quesadillas.”
Me: “Perfect! And you’re in luck – I don’t have any onions on hand either, so they won’t go into the soup.”
Alla: “Cool! And don’t put any other icky stuff into the soup either, please.”
Me: (rolling my eyes) “Ok, fine! See you soon.”
And that’s how I made this No-Thrills Butternut Squash Soup. Had I been making the soup for myself, I would have thrown in some extra ingredients: cayenne pepper, coriander, perhaps some onions. But this “no-thrills” version was delicious on its own! Serve the soup with Green Olive, Banana Pepper, and Cilantro Quesadillas.
Extra! Extra! Please notice the beautiful additions to this post: towels from my sister MangoTomato and a plate from my friend Priya – thank you girls!
The next day, when reheating some of the soup for lunch, I threw in a handful of shrimp and let them cook gently while the soup was simmering away. The shrimp were perfectly tender and flavorful!