Zucchini Bisque

It’s been a while since I have posted any recipes. Like years. Figured it was about time, and I really couldn’t keep this soup a secret any longer.  Bisque is a fancy name for a very simple soup that literally takes minutes to throw together and is simple to modify, my version is not vegan, but with a couple simple tweeks it’s good to go for you herbivores. I also like to make a huge batch, freezing the extra for later, this is a good way to preserve the summer bounty of zucchini.  (Sorry I have no measurements, I don’t really measure anything with this soup….)





summer squash

chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Yes, it’s THAT simple

First, melt butter in the soup pot, then peel and cut onions and garlic, I don’t bother to dice small, because this all goes in the blender anyway, no need to make extra wok for yourself.


Next, wash and cut up the summer squash, when the onions and garlic are nice and soft and have started to carmalize, add squash to pot.


Stirring occationally cook the squash downimageletting the edges brown just a little bit.


Then add enough broth to just cover all the vegetable and simmer until the squash is nice and soft.  Once everything is nice and cooked, with an immersion blender, or in small batches, blend everything until is is nice and smooth.


This soup is wonderful just like this, I have also served it with a bit of sour cream and cheese, and of course a side of warm bread.


Bean and Beef Burittos

Beans fresh out of the crock pot, rinsed and draining. Some will be saved for dinner, the rest will be packed in bags and frozen.

In my (renewed) quest to save money AND stock up on freezer meals for when Little Miss comes, my thoughts have turned to dried beans.

Dried beans are a wonderful way to get bang for your buck, the amount of food you can produce for the amount of money spent, dried beans are one of the most cost effective foods you can buy.  They are also full of nutrients, unprocessed, easy to cook (once you know how), and store forever.

One of my favorite go-to bean meals is burritos.  They are very versatile, you can throw almost anything into them, whatever you have, and if you keep precooked beans on hand they can make up the bulk of the burrito.  I serve them hot and cold, and they freeze beautifully.

Basic burrito made for freezing, cheese, beans, ground beef.

Rolled and ready for the oven. They don't need to be cooked before they are frozen, I just feel like they hold together better if they have been cooked first.

Fresh out of the oven, cooling, waiting to be bagged and frozen.

Once they are completely cooled, place in freezer bags and into the freezer they go. These will be warmed up later for a quick lunch or dinner.