Saturday, November 24, 2012

Butternut Squash Soup {Gluten Free}

Well our Weekly Menu Plan morphed from butternut squash risotto to butternut squash soup when the kids and I came down with the sniffles.  My hubby made this for us and it really hit the spot.  It's a sweet, savory and hearty soup perfect for a chilly fall evening.  Enjoy!

Recipe (serves 6)

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeding and cut into cubes
1 large fennel bulb, green stems removed and saved for another use, diced
3 medium carrots, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 cloves garlic, diced
6-8 rounds of lean uncured Canadian Bacon, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5 fresh sage leaves, julienne
1/4 chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
8 cups water
grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
1. In a large soup pot over medium high heat add butternut squash cubes, the whites of the fennel bulb, carrots and olive oil and saute for 3 minutes.  Add the celery and garlic and saute another 5-7 minutes or until veggies are tender and fragrant.
2. Add in Canadian Bacon and saute 2 minutes.
3. Add in salt, thyme, sage, parsley and water and bring to a gentle boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Blend soup with Immersion Blender right in the pot or, working in batches use a blender to puree soup.  Add more water to reach desired consistency and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese for garnish. here for the recipe!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Weekly Menu {Gluten Free} 11.18.12

Here's what we're fixing up this week.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

SUNDAY: Chipotle-esk Burrito Bowls

MONDAY: Tostadas - yes, we eat these at least twice a month.  What can I fav!

TUESDAY: Chicken and Mushroom Kale-Pesto Pizza with GF Pizza Crust Mix

WEDNESDAY: Turkey Meatloaf with roasted broccoli and zucchini

THURSDAY: Thanksgiving with family, we're bringing Fennel Mushroom Stuffing made with Udi's Bread

FRIDAY: Butternut Squash Risotto with grilled chicken and a fresh green salad

SATURDAY: Potato Kale Soup

Check out all Our Weekly Menu posts for more ideas and inspiration.
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I'm linking up with Jo-Lynne's, Gluten Free Weekly Meal Plan over at Musings of a Housewife

 Menu Plan Monday at here for the recipe!

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