Spicy Butternut Squash Mayonnaise!

~  Menu  ~

Toasted Chicken Sarnie with Roasted Butternut Mayonnaise
Lightly  Salted Crisps
White Wine Spritzer
One Scoop of Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Sorry I haven’t written for a while – I’ve been too busy dancing round the room yodelling!


This is because I have just been told my book The Leftovers Handbook is to be published!! (News from the future - a second edition is now available, re-titled Creative Ways to Use Up Leftovers.

I have been eating, of course, but had nothing interesting to report … until today.

Last night I made myself a roasted butternut squash and chorizo pizza which I very much enjoyed (mixed grill for my menfolk).  For how to roast the squash see Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Onion and Chilli  then put it on top of your favourite pizza base (quick, easy and delicious pizza base recipe here) with chopped chorizo and Feta or Boursin and pop in a hot oven for a few minutes.  

butternut squash roasted with red onion and chilli

I had a few tablespoons of roasted squash left over so put it in the fridge.

delicious roasted butternut squash mayonnaise

Today, trying to think what to eat with my leftover squash, I found a little bit of roast chicken leftover from a recent meal and inspiration struck!  I put the leftover squash, together with all its bits of onion, chilli flakes and juices, into the food processor added a goodly dollop of mayo and gave it a whiz.  I so recommend this!  It is well worth buying and roasting butternut squash just to make this mayonnaise.  

So then lunch was obvious ...

chicken and roasted butternut squash mayonnaise sandwich

… as was dessert or “lunch pudding” as my sister and I call it. 

I take my homemaking responsibilities seriously and no-one wants to see the freezer cluttered up with random bits and pieces.  Just a little strawberry ice cream was left so I thought I ought to eat it.



Seriously Useful No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

This ice cream was made using my utter genius ice cream recipe which is so useful, flexible and delicious  I have written a whole book about it ~ Luscious Ice Cream without a Machine ~ or much time or effort or having to mash the stuff as it freezes! 

I am pleased to see that visits to my blog are rising steadily but, of course, I am never satisfied; constantly checking in the hope that the figures have risen since 10 minutes ago.    I also scroll down to see what people are searching for; helps with keywords don’tcha know.  I see that someone recently found my blog using the search “what is round and bad tempered” which surprises me as this is neither an entirely accurate description of me nor something about which I consider myself an expert.  I suppose it must be a vicious circle but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned one.  I wonder what happened.

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Jenny Eatwell said...

I would never have thought to have whizzed up leftover butternut with some mayonnaise. I take my hat off to your natural ingenuity!

As for the search term - all I can do is offer up a ~gallic shrug~ as it's beyond me why it should have applied to you!

Suzy - Sudden Lunch said...

Thanks Jenny x

My real man always says "garlic shrug"!

Jenny Eatwell said...


By the way - I "liked" this page in StumbledUpon, so you never know, your page views might accelerate a bit faster. :)

Suzy - Sudden Lunch said...

Thank you so much, Jenny!

Iris said...

Wow that butternut mayo looks delish!