Squash Stew and the Weekly Menu


I made the most amazing squash stew last week. My picture is a bit grainy. Sorry about that. The stew was also extremely easy to make. The first time I made it was for an elderly client. The soups she had were spicy and she didn’t like them. She had onions, garlic, and a butternut squash. That is all I used in her stew. She doesn’t drink milk and didn’t have any chicken broth on hand. Both those ingredients I used in the one I made for my family. Here is the Recipe.

Large butternut squash

Two to three onions

A couple cloves of garlic

4 cups of chicken broth

One cup of cream

Salt and pepper

Peel squash, cut up into hunks. Dice onions and garlic. Saute all veggies in a pot with butter or oil. Add salt and pepper. When onions are translucent add chicken broth. If the veggies are not covered add a little water. Boil until squash is soft. Mash squash right in the pot. Add cream. Stir and taste. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve with crusty bread and a little paprika. Yum!

And here is my weekly menu. Feel free to use some of my meal ideas and share some of your own if you will. Thanks!

Monday:  Jambalaya  

Tuesday: Noodles Romanoff

Wednesday: Whole Chicken, red potatoes and broccoli

Thursday: Pork chops, sweet potatoes with onions and green beans

Friday:  Bean and cheese quesadillas with sour cream and avocado

Saturday: Goulash

Sunday: Merry Christmas Ham and Feast

Have a great week!



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