I love making this butternut squash soup ahead of time and having it for lunches all week. You could also sprinkle some real bacon bits on top if you have some yellow tier available. I like buying the squash already cut up, and definitely the onions already cut up (not a fan of crying over cutting onions). You can even buy peppers and onions already prepped in the freezer section of most grocery stores. I’m all about making it easy. You CAN cut up your own vegetables (some people think it’s therapeutic to cut up veggies).