Squash & Cheddar Soup
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Let’s chat have chat about what is and isn’t awesome.  You ready, ok….

Things that are Not Awesome

  1. Spending 3 hours making a curry dish.
  2. Smelling like the curry you spent half the day making.
  3. Going to hot yoga only to smell the curry the whole ding dang time. Gross.
  4. Having said curry be good, but not nearly good enough to justify spending 3 stinking hours making it.
  5. Clogging your garbage disposal.

Just another day in the life of Jill…

Things that ARE Awesome

  1. FIXING your clogged garbage disposal. Hheeeyyyaaaa (upward fist movement)!!! That was for you Taylor.  Are you proud, Dad? Are ya?!?
  2. The Sing Off… at least I could watch this while making the ding dang curry.  Please watch the follow clip. It’ll knock ya friggin socks aff.  Goosebumps, Yo, goosebumps.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6YlmEVyGrE]
  3. Sara Bareilles: she’s a new judge on The Sing Off, and she’s adorable.  She reminds me of someone I know, but I can’t figure out who it is…
  4. Making up your own soup recipe for it to turn out amazingly! Boom!

I’m all about the sound effects today.

Let’s chat about this awesome soup, because I’m pretty proud of it… it’s like my food baby, but not in the traditional sense of a food baby (aka: over eating to the point where you see your food and it looks like you’re going to have a baby).

This is how it goes: you take squash, carrots, onion, broth, cheese, a little nutmeg, and plenty of cracked peppa on top, and it’s like heaven in a bowl. BAM!

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

But in all seriousness…. nope, no seriousness today.  HEEYYYAAA!! BOOOOOMMM! BAAAMMMMM! It’s awesome! Go eat it!

Squash and Cheddar Soup


  • 2 medium Onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 4 cups of peeled and chopped Squash (I used 2 Delicata Squash, but use what you have or like!)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 quarts Vegetable Broth
  • 8 ounces White Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon English Mustard
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • Tons of Freshly Cracked Pepper
In a large saucepan or dutch oven on medium heat, warm your olive oil. In a separate saucepan, put in your broth and bring to a boil.  Throw all your chopped ingredients into pan with the olive and saute with the lid askew for about 10 minutes.  Add the boiling broth to the vegetables and raise the heat so the mixture comes to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.  Remove the pan from the heat and add the cheese and mustard and stir until the cheese is thoroughly melted.  Working in batches ladle the soup into a blender, or use an immersion blender if you have one.  Blend until completely smooth.  Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with plenty of freshly cracked pepper and toast points. Yum.
  1. Hahaha! You’re cracking me up!PS- loving the sing-off!

  2. I will for sure have to try that soup! Mike and I just started watching the sing-off this season, and oh man, it is AWESOME!

  3. Emily I.

    Funny story – I was just sitting here listening to Sara Bareilles sing and telling Kelli how great she is on The Singoff when I signed on to take a look-see at your blog. And what do you know, you’re saying the same thing! Funny, right? I thought so….You’re right, that show IS awesome! And your soup sounds awesome! Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. Molly

    Adam and I are also totally into The Singoff! Think we are too old to join a show choir? 😛

  5. yay! a fellow blogger! and this recipe looks amazing. i am going to the grocery tomorrow and will defs buy the ingredients to make it!sorry for your curry trouble! it’s so tasty, but sooo potent. i like using it in vegetable soup.

  6. Oh, curry. When Jack was in graduate school, we lived in Married Students’ Housing, directly over a couple from India. I’m sure they were wonderful cooks, but the smell of curry permeated every single thing in that apartment building. Too much, too much.But that soup! That looks and sounds wonderful! I’d like to try that.

    BTW, we are confirmed SingOff groupies. We started watching it the first season, and we were hooked. Don’t think we’ve ever missed an episode; thank God for DVR!

    Hope you’re all well now and enjoying this gorgeous autumn weekend.

  7. Molly Luton


  8. The soup looks fantastic, Jill! I know what you mean about the curry smell. When I was young, my family moved into a rental home, and the entire place smelled like curry THE ENTIRE TIME WE LIVED THERE. It was rough 😉

  9. Jackie Cooper

    Just made this, and it was phenomenal! Great work. I adore your photos of it, too – that’s what pulled me in! You’re doing marvelously with your food photography!

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