I live in the central valley, the produce center of California. One would think I could find a good brand of butternut squash soup already made that does not taste horrible. I am sorely mistaken the Campbell’s stuff used to up to par not so much anymore, the soup at Whole Foods cost up to seven dollars and seems to be geared towards people with very specific needs. Fresh and Easy used to have the best butternut squash soup at a decent price even but I guess that stopped using their supplier and I can’t seem to find it any where. I have even tried the Panera butternut squash to soup but I would only say that it is okay and I would not have it once a month if given the opportunity, even though I love their sandwiches, baked goods and some of their other soups. I know, you are thinking why is this person caring so much at butternut squash soup.
Well, the thing between my new job and hardly seeing my so and trying to improve my life, that soup was one of the few good things I had to look forward to when I was sick or had a crappy day. I remember when I had just finished my masters thesis and was sick for a month and I lived off Fresh and Easy’s butternut squash soup and rosemary rolls. To top it off since I am still trying to diet and lose weight this soup is low in carbohydrates and good for you.
Don’t you have one of those foods that even when nothing is going your way that at least that is a consistent thing in your life that you could always depend on to some extent. Well, that was this soup for me.
I know I should just woman up and make the soup from scratch but considering I am grateful to have the energy to make salads at home, at salads at home since it is the one of the few times during the day I can be creative and nothing is dictated to me about how I organized my salads, or how much of a mess I make while making it and it still looks pretty and taste good by the end of the day than I am happy. I guess for me food like soup or salads seems to reveal how I would like some control in my life in a world where their is very little that one can control in the first place.
So readers this leaves me wondering should I continue my quest for a good butternut squash soup or pray I find an easy recipe online that puts Fresh and Easy to shame?