A Trip to the Farmers Market for Ingredients to Make Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

On Saturday while I was at work at the library, Denise and Terry were talking about making soup in a crockpot. That idea intrigued me and since I’ve been cooking a bit, I decided to look at gluten and dairy free soup recipes. I found a recipe for GF and Dairy Free butternut squash soup. Sounded good to me!

When I arrived in Philadelphia, I headed to the Farmers Market for vegetables and apples. I wanted fresh and let me tell you, I’ve never really been to a farmers market and assumed it would be cheaper than a grocery store. Some things are, but others aren’t. The squash was $2.99/pound, where they are $2.99 each at Trader Joe’s. Live and learn. The Rittenhouse Farmers Market was crowded and I felt like a kid in a candy store. I also found a GF booth and found things I haven’t had since the diagnosis like dinner rolls and thumb print cookies.

Sunday was cook day. Mom helped cut the butternut squash and after it cooked for 6 hours, she was the one who blended it together. We bonded in the kitchen and that was really nice.

Here is the recipe I used. Butternut Squash Soup recipe

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One thought on “A Trip to the Farmers Market for Ingredients to Make Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I love soups of all types, and GF and Dairy Free butternut squash soup sounds dee-lish to me. Mrs. Shady frequently serves squash for dinner. In fact, no lie, we had butternut squash with dinner last evening. I will show her your post and soup recipe. I am excited to learn that you made your first trip to a real farmers market. Mrs. S and I have been going to them for decades and we buy most of our produce at those places. I used to work as a produce clerk in a conventional supermarket and I could tell you some horror stories. Looking at the pictures you took, I can almost smell the rolls and pastries. It does my heart good to know that you and your mom bonded in the kitchen making that yummy soup.

    As I stated in my reply to your latest comment on SPMM, I am leaving town today, and for the next 17 days, I will be in another city helping family with house renovations. I will be up to my ears in work and won’t have as much time for blogging. I will try to be here, but please understand if I occasionally miss one of your posts.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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