Monday, November 2, 2009

Soup Explosion

by Meghann on November 2, 2009

This afternoon I had a sudden craving for Butternut Squash Soup. I browsed some recipes online, but nothing really struck out on me. Instead I decided to build my own recipe.

The whole process started innocently enough…

I chopped some veggies


  • 1/2 a medium butternut squash
  • 1/2 a white onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • garlic

Threw the veggies in a pot.



  • 4 sun dried tomato halves
  • 2 cans of vegetable broth
  • palmful of curry
  • palmful of garlic salt
  • palmful of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper


Finally I let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the squash and apples were soft. 😉


I was so proud of my soup making skills at this point.


That is until…. SOUP EXPLOSION!


*Mental Note* always remember the lid is screwed on tight before pressing the start button!

As soon as I hit blend the soup went EVERYWHERE. It was on the walls, on the floor, and all over me.



Too bad no one was around to video tape the whole explosion. I think the best part was the fact I had my camera in my hands when the explosion happened. Before I even stopped the blender I brought my camera to safety to make sure it was still working. 🙂

Maddie didn’t mind helping with the clean efforts.


Unfortunately the soup was still very hot when it landed on me and my arms and hands are now a little read 🙁 Ouch.

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Despite the mishap my Butternut Squash, Sun Dried Tomato, & Apple Soup was still delicious and delectable.


Soup toppings included pumpkin seeds and a dollop of goat cheese


I think the addition of the sun dried tomato was the key ingredient to this soup. It was very flavorful and a little spicy. I loved it!


With the soup I had a piece of toast with a smidge of butter.


My hand still hurt after dinner, thankfully my last Halloween cupcake made it all feel better. 🙂




This afternoon I snacked on a mini bag of TJ’s Trail Mix at work. 🙂


Now if you will excuse me I need to bleach my kitchen floors and try to figure out how to get soup stain off of my walls. Any suggestions?

Good Night!

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