Yesterday, I was going about my business, pureeing some butternut squash for a soup I was testing. I had an hour before leaving for the airport, and I had two hours’ worth of stuff to do.
I shouldn’t have even started the soup, but I not only wanted to test the recipe out before leaving, but I was looking forward to having a quick bowl to tide me over for the flight to North Carolina. Plus, I have a friends crashing at my place this weekend while I’m away, and I thought it’d be cool to leave them something easy to heat up for lunch or dinner.
Anyway, I was trying to talk on the phone, to think about packing and to puree the squash all at the same time, when, while scraping the edges of the running blender with a fork, I caused a minor explosion. It was a minor, loud explosion, and it sent blender shrapnel flying across the kitchen (luckily in the other direction).
Needless to say, there was no butternut squash soup to test and leave for friends. There was only butternut squash mess to clean up. And things to forget to pack. And flights to run to catch. And blenders to replace.
Try one of these delicious-looking recipes instead:
Roasted Butternut Squash With Moroccan Spices (Kalyn’s Kitchen)
Butternut Mac ‘N’ Cheese (A Veggie Venture)
Butternut Squash Soup With Smoked Paprika (Gluten-Free Girl)
Butternut Squash, Potato And Arugula Tart (La Tartine Gourmande)