Millennial Grocery Guide

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

THIS EASY, CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SAGE TORTELLINI IS THE MEAL YOU NEED TO BE MAKING TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF FALL| themillennialmenu.com

How this guide works: Ingredients are broken down into approximate location in the grocery store, by order that you'd usually purchase them (starting in produce, then over to dry goods, and ending in dairy). There is also a cost of ingredients scale ranging from $ (very cheap) to $$$$ (extremely expensive - I'm not sure any of my recipes even have an ingredient like this yet). 

About Millennial Staples: These are items you should always keep stocked in your fridge, freezer, or pantry. It will make throwing together a quick dinner easy and simplify grocery shopping. It allows you to purchase food on sale, and all these items are extremely unlikely to go bad before you use them!

 

Your Cabinet & Fridge

  • Salt, pepper, cinnamon

Produce

  • 4 cloves garlic $ Millennial Pantry Staple
  • 2 apples $ Any variety will do, but my favorite are McIntosh apples from the orchard!
  • 1 yellow onion $ Millennial Pantry Staple
  • 1 red potato $ Millennial Pantry Staple
  • 4 carrots $ Millennial Pantry Staple You can buy carrots loose at most grocery stores, but the smallest bag will work. Enjoy extras with hummus for a healthy snack.
  • 2 pounds butternut squash $$ Last time I made butternut squash, I bought the whole damn thing and peeled it and chopped it up and almost cut off my hand. So. I don't do that anymore. If you would like to do that, buy this. I buy a half of a squash that is already cut and peeled, and dice it myself, or you can also buy pre-cubed butternut squash. For reference: 2 lbs was the exactly half of a typical sized butternut squash.

Dry Goods

  • 2 cups vegetable broth $ Store extra broth in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in plastic bags or frozen in muffin tins in the freezer. Substitute: Chicken broth works if you're not cooking vegetarian.

Dairy

  • 1 cup milk $ If you're feeling indulgent, you can use heavy cream instead. Or, you can simply leave out the dairy and keep it all veggies. If you're dairy free, you can substitute coconut milk, which would work nicely with the squash flavor.