Monday, October 6, 2014

How easy are they?

For those of you who know me well you know I don't cook that often. You also know I don't cook that well. I'm always posting recipes on Facebook but I rarely try them.
     So what did I decided to do? I decided to try two recipes that say they are easy.
Butternut Squash soup and two ingredients pumpkin muffins.
 So I will post the recipes and pictures as I co.. ruin dinner.

This is everything I used to make dinner. The bread is eight minute bread you pop into the oven on the rack. It adds to the meal.
Ok Butternut Soup I found this recipe at 

Total Time:
1 hr
20 min
40 min
Yield:6 servings
1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cups chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve.
Sounds easy right? The first picture is our victim... I mean dinner that night. 

This is the squash after being gutted and in the process of being peeled.

Next we put in the butter and onions cook those until they are translucent this should take about 8 minutes.
Then you add the squash and the chicken stalk you are going to bring this to a SIMMER and cook until tender. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes.

  Now it tells you to do this: Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. I did not do that I took my handy dandy masher that I use for potatoes and mashed the bigger chunks while they stayed in the pot. Really I’ll let you do it whatever way you want.

So the last steps are to Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve
I wish I was faster with my camera because this soup was eaten as soon it was done cooking. I will try my best to get pictures next time…


Two ingredient pumpkin muffins
Now this sounds real easy right….I am sure I can find a way to mess it up.

Well let me tell you…it is pretty easy. Now the recipe calls for white cake mix but I think you could probably add any cake mix that would taste good with pumpkin. If you grab a spice cake mix or a carrot make sure you DON’T grab the pumpkin pie filling. Grab the can pure pumpkin.

Okay this is the batter if it looks dry you can add milk to it by the tablespoon. I added one tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of soy milk. Why you may ask? Well here is the deal I know there are those out there with allergies so better for me to add in the soy milk and mess up my muffins then you mess up yours.

So you put them in the little paper cup in your muffin tins. I then scrape the bowl and start passing out taste sample of the batter. Now this is when I knew I made it right. See I have one son who is a picky eater. So as I was giving out little taste tests off batter he says “Hey what’s that?” now I know him well enough by now so I put a tinny bit on a spoon “Here try it, they are pumpkin muffins.” So his mouth goes around the spoon I think he is going to say yuck ass he tastes it. “Ohh that is good can I have more?” Happy dance time….

Ok so you bake them like the back of the box tells you too.

This is what they look like done. Now you can make your own frosting, buy some (eww); put a whip cream topping or cream cheese on them. These went really fast it made twenty four muffins I am not sure where they all went. I know I will be making them again soon!
Ok so I will have an interview with a surprise guest for the blog very soon. Gizmo (my dog) will also be interviewing her pet. So please stay tuned for Tuesday’s blog
As always thank you for your time. Have a great day! :)
I am E.J Babcock 

This picture was painted by me with the help of Veniessa Kiddey from The Wobbly Canvas. Please visit her link she is an amazing artist.


  1. hmmm well look's to be a promising meal. n for our upcoming Thanksgiving meal as well. Thank's for posting n might just try it out. NIce pic by the way. thank's for the tip's ;) from Randy the only way to leave comment is by clicking on Anonymous because I dont' use other link's here.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I figured with cold weather coming it would make a good meal.