Making friends with Butternut Squash

butternut squash soupI am coordinating GTCC’s culinary outreach efforts to local schools and I am having a blast doing it.  We are going into the schools teaching kids about wholesome foods and healthy cooking.  We show them all kinds of produce and do a variety of cooking demos and tastings.  Today, I made Butternut Squash soup for 100 2nd graders.  Did you know that your hands actually turn orange after peeling and dicing 28 lbs. of butternut squash?  Well they do.  Just sayin’…

Here’s the recipe for the soup.  Most of the kids enjoyed it and almost all were willing to give it a taste.  The addition of goldfish crackers added an extra tasty incentive to give the spoon a little slurp.  For the kid version, I just used the basic recipe.  When I make it for adults, I stir in a healthy amount of curry powder to taste and serve with a dollop of sour cream.  If you’ve never tried this kind of soup, you’ll be surprised at how creamy and rich it tastes.  Adults are welcome to add the goldfish too.  It adds a nice taste and crunch.

 

 

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