Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Got Squash!!?

So the garden is groWING!
I have packed alot of plants in this year!
So far so good no tomato worms like last year!
The yellow squash is out of control.
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!

It is so easy.

I know you will love it too!
It is hard to think about soup in summer sometimes.
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.



  1. yeah. looks yummy. now eat that before you have blood drawn so you don't faint in costco.

    glad you are safe, mamma.

  2. We are going to have bumper crop of squash this year. We need to coordinate our veggie growing next year and share. This looks yummy. I figure if I end up with to many zucs. and squash I'll throw some in my morning smoothy.

    Thanks for the nice message about Roscoe. It's good we left for New York today. We miss her so much!