Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Preview

It's the end of October and I finally had my first butternut squash of the season.  I know I'm a little late to the game this year, but I'll make up for it in November... tonight's squash gave me the itch for more.

I've had this butternut sitting on my counter for about a week now and when I got home from the gym I was in a cooking mood.  I cut up half the squash in chunks and added my *special seasonings*.....let me tell ya, I can rock the hell out of a butternut.

With the other half I just cleaned it out, roasted it, added a few more ingredients, pureéd and voilá - soup!  Going to make for a great lunch tomorrow...

Now to tell you what's in this gorgeous salad:

Mixed baby greens
Thinly sliced onions that soaked in balsamic vinaigrette for about 10-15 minutes
Dried cranberries
Slices of honeycrisp apple
Roasted Butternut Squash
Balsamic Vinaigrette

The only thing missing was goat cheese which I forgot to get at the store - doh!  Still pretty freaking delicious...