Lentil Stew with Butternut Squash

Lentil Stew with Squash

Date: 11/8/2011

Recipe: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/lentil-stew-butternut-squash-recipes

Time to table: 30 minutes prep, 6 hours cook time

Modifications: We used some sort of orange squash from our CSA, not sure what kind it was, but it was nearly identical to butternut squash inside. Looking over the recipe now I see that we forgot to add the parsley, whoops. Didn’t have any rosemary (and I wasn’t buying any for one recipe) so we used dried thyme and sage, like the song says.

Servings: 6 adult dinners

Ben: Like (surprisingly)

Erin: Like

Annie: Dislike, but had a few bites (turns out she likes it, but ONLY if she sees fresh grated parmesan on top before eating it)

Notes: I haven’t been a big fan of the lentil recipes we’ve tried in the past, so I wasn’t really looking forward to this, other than it used the squash we’ve had sitting around for a couple weeks. To my surprise and delight, this was actually pretty damn good!  We topped it with copious amounts of parmesan cheese and I used sriracha in mine, and it was great. Ours turned out very thick, which is how we like soups anyways, so that worked out well.

Edited to add (from Erin): We gave this soup to Annie for leftovers last night – she took one look at it and got PISSED – saying “nooo” and pushing it away, then saying “cheese? cheese?” pointing at the kitchen (where she’d seen the cheese out earlier). I informed her that there was, in fact, cheese IN the soup, but that wasn’t good enough. She took a little break to have a meltdown about this fact in her room, then she came out and asked for cheese again. In the interest of her eating SOMETHING, we grated fresh parmesan on her soup so she could see it and didn’t mix it in. She then proceeded to eat the entire bowl and ask for more. TODDLERS!!!

Lentil Stew with Squash

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