Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow.

And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash soup.

I sometimes forget about my Vitamix seeing as it doesn’t sit out on the kitchen counter. But then when I need a quick and nutritious lunch – a lunch with some novelty so that the kids will eat it, then I pull out the Vitamix.

To make the “fresh” pea soup I put two cups of frozen peas into two cups of water in a small pot. I added a big teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon chicken stock, and a shake of salt. I brought it all to a boil, let it simmer for a couple of minutes and then poured it into the Vitamix container.

I added a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken it, popped in a half cup of diced, frozen, butternut squash and then turned the Vitamix on “high” speed for 2 or 3 minutes.

After a couple of minutes it was ready – I poured it into bowls, put a couple slices of bread in the bowls, a grind of black pepper and lunch was ready.

A dollop of sour cream and a big pinch of grated cheddar cheese makes a nice addition – if you have it.

That’s it. Vitamix “fresh” pea soup.

*Professional reading:

  • Katie White’s Softening the Edges
  • Trevor McKenzie’s Dive Into Inquiry
  • Carren Cameron and Kathleen Gregory’s Rethinking Letter Grades

That’s really it!