Happy Friday! I'm off work today, so I'm doing the happy dance. :o) It's my last 3 day weekend of the year with the exception of the Holidays....boo. I could easily get used to working a 4 day week! Last night Maggie and I had the house to ourselves which felt strange! Tony went to Rum Boogie that's located on Beale Street in Memphis. Some friends of his were playing in a Blues competition there last night night, so he went along to give them some support, and they won! I probably would have starved if I had of been there, because I don't think it was a veg friendly place...ha I'm glad he went though because it has given him a the incentive to buckle down and start playing his guitar more.....yay.
Anyway...on to the Butternut Squash soup! I went by a recipe that I found here at Chow Vegan. I looked at a few different recipes on the internet, and this one sounded like the one that I would like the best. Now, I have to tell you something and don't laugh. This was my first time to make and to try butternut squash soup...yes I know, I have lived under a rock most of my life....ha I can't believe that it took me this long to even try it. I guess because it always reminded me of baby food. I never though that something pureed like that could be so good. Oh, was I ever wrong. This is the best stuff! The only bad part about it is peeling and cutting that darn little squash. I did have to make a few changes to the soup, because I didn't have or want a couple of things in it. I used 1 cup of vegetable broth and 1 cup of water in place of her two cups of water and vegetable bouillon cube. I also used garam masala in the place of the cayenne pepper. Oh, and I also put a dash of cinnamon in it. I also didn't top mine off with the green onions. I did however top it off with the tofu croutons, which was great! This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Maggie didn't like the idea that her daddy was gone last night. She usually sits between us on the couch every night and she doesn't like it when her routine gets messed up. She kept giving me this look last night as if she was asking, "Is he here yet"...lol People can't tell me that animals don't have souls and that they don't have feelings, because they do! Don't you think?
Since I'm off work today, I'm gong to be heading to Whole Foods in Memphis....YAY! I hope I don't forget anything this time. :o) I hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!