Monday, February 24, 2014


The other week, Ken came home from the grocery store with a butternut squash. "You bought a butternut squash?" I asked, genuine surprise in my voice. I know my husband can cook, but he just hasn't been; he hadn't tasted a butternut squash until a few months ago and he especially didn't do things like make butternut squash soup to just have around the house. But there he was, hacking into that squash in the kitchen, looking quite like the manliest man I ever did see, and looking up recipes to try. 

It is a sexy thing, when your husband roasts a butternut squash, caramelizes onions and apples, cooks it all up together with chicken stock and coconut milk, spices it up and blends that baby up in a a creamy, delicious soup.  It turned out to be one of the best things he's made and you can find the recipe here, if you want to try it for yourself. 

You guys, he's doing it, cooking for us for the second week in a row and in a lot of ways, he's better at being efficient.  I'm going to give myself more points for creativity, but he gets most of the points for things like cleanliness and organization. 

We have things to learn: he's learning how to be gracious and cook things like butternut squash, I'm learning how to be more efficient and enjoying the heck out of eating the things he is cooking.


  1. Go Ken! Now I'm going to have to share this entry with a someone I know.

  2. way to go ken. and YES it is sexy to see them working hard at something that you don't have to do. going to try that recipe next week!