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Butternut Squash Bacon Soup

27 Feb

This soup has four-ish ingredients:
-1 sweet onion

-2 strips of bacon

-6 cups of butternut squash, diced

-1.5 cups of Proprietary CSA Veg Scrap Stock

-(salt & pepper, olive oil)

 

Start by sauteeing the onion and bacon in a little bit of olive oil and making your whole house smell delicious:

Does this come in a potpourri?

Does this come in a potpourri?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peel and dice about half of a butternut squash. (And hold on to those seeds or else I will hate on you.)

Butternut squash confetti...probably don't want that showering down upon you at the rollerdisco

Butternut squash confetti...probably don't want that showering down upon you at the rollerdisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throw the squash into the pot, add 1.5 cups of Le Stock.  Simmer for 45 minutes until the squash is squishy.  Then grab a potato mashing instrument or a fork, and commence mashing.

Squash mashing should be a pagan ritual.

Squash mashing should be a pagan ritual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final result is smokey and sweet, and light thanks to the lack of cream weighing it down.  Oh and I waited until it was done to add salt and pepper.  It had a lot of flavor going on, so it didn’t need much.

Oh Jeebus.

Oh Jeebus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This soup was “how soon can I stuff that in my face again?” good.

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CSA for breakfast: Russet Potatoes sauteed in bacon fat

21 Feb

This is a little time-intensive, but worth it for lazy breakfast days if you’re so lucky to have them.  Man-friend and I were so fortunate on this Washington’s birthday, and we made some awesome breakfast potatoes, sauteed in bacon fat, then dusted with some salt and finely chopped rosemary.

Bacon vs. Potatoes.  The party is on the LEFT, people.

Bacon vs. Potatoes. The party is on the LEFT, people.

I cut up 2lbs of russet potatoes into 1-inch chunks and sauteed 5 strips o bacon without any extra oil.

Next step is to take out the bacon and fry the potatoes in the bacon fat for about 25 minutes.

Happiest potatoes EVAR!

Happiest potatoes EVAR!

Man-friend made these in two batches.  There was plenty of bacon fat to go around.

Done.

Done.

When they were done frying (about 25 minutes per batch), we tossed them with a few pinches of salt and about a teaspoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary.  Yes, I know you’re smelling that now.

Breakfast!  Ohhh hello, leftover harissa from last night's turnips & radishes...

Breakfast! Ohhh hello, leftover harissa from last night's turnips & radishes...

So guess what’s awesome on breakfast potatoes?  Harissa!

The second batch of potatoes - most excellent Scooby snacks for later.

The second batch of potatoes - most excellent Scooby snacks for later.