So the garden is groWING!
I have packed alot of plants in this year!
Look at the size of these leaves!
So far the producing plants are, beets, zucchini, basil, cucumbers and lots of yellow squash!
We have eaten the squash, sauteed, grilled, roasted.
Then I remembered a recipe for Yellow Squash & Basil Soup.
My old neighbor from Naval Housing (more than 10 years ago) made it for me.
I got the recipe.
I went thru my box and I found it!
But, it is yellow squash a summer vegetable.
Serve it with a a crisp cool salad.
4 Tbsp Butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 small yellow squash, sliced
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced.
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Directions: In a 4 quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, squash and carrots. Saute for 8-10 minutes.
Add chicken broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Puree in batches in blender, cuisnart or better yet use a emulsion blender. Add basil as you go so it gets blended into soup. Return to pot and heat, stir in half and half and salt and pepper to taste.