Visited farmers' market in Santa Monica with former Fox11 news producer Sandra Messick. She lived just like Under the Tuscan Sun for a few years and now she's back from Italy to share her wisdom.
She has a genuine love for food & is excited to share it. She came up with this recipe on the spot when I told her I love butternut squash soup. Just as delicious and impressive as the best soup in any fab LA restaurant!
Butternut Squash Soup
by Sandra Messick
1 butternut squash
2 tbs butter
1 tsp sage
good dash salt and pepper
1/2 large onion, diced
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 can vegetable broth
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut squash longways down the middle (mine was 3lbs). Spray a cookie sheet with pam, place the squash face down. Cook for 40 minutes.
In the last ten minutes, prepare the rest of the ingredients in a large pot. Melt the butter, then saute your garlic and onions until they are opaque. Add sage & salt and pepper.
When the squash is done, discard the seeds, then scoop it out while it's hot & place it into the pot. Add vegetable broth.
Once all of the ingredients are incorporated, put it all in a blender, blend and then serve!
I had crusty french bread on the side. It was insanely delicious and perfect for fall!