November 14, 2011

No Soup for You


Another rainy Monday is happening here. This is the view from my corner. I would not have been able to share that picture with you a few weeks ago but we recently had some unseasonably warm weather that pushed me outside to clean windows. Dirty windows during winter are just depresssing.

It occured to me that I never shared my Butternut Squash Soup recipe with you so I thought this was a good day for it. Plus with Thanksgiving only 10 days away food is really on my mind. I'm working on my menu but would love to hear what you are planning to make that day. Inspire me! I beg you! 


Butternut Squash Soup
3 pound butternut squash
1 medium onion, chopped
olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 heavy cream (or half and half or milk to lighten it up)
ground nutmeg
salt and pepper

Cut squash in half through stem. Drizzle the cut side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put face down on sheet pan and roast for 1 hour or until very fork tender. Allow to cool and then scoop out the squash from the skin. Chop into cubes.

In large pot put 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add squash, using a potato masher to break up and add 4 cups of chicken stock. Simmer for 15 minutes and then using an immersion blender, puree soup. Next add cream, ground nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

I am normally so so on any kind of squash but I really liked this soup. My Sweet Hubby who loves him some squash thought this soup was awesome! After I made this, I read a recipe that had bacon in it. Yes bacon. You can bet I'm trying that next time.

17 comments:

  1. Oh...that sounds good! And the view outside LOOKS good. I did NOT get my windows done this Fall. I hope I get one warm day to at least do the ones on the side of our house that faces the Bay! xo Diana

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  2. I love that episode of Seinfeld with the soup nazi! This is the second post I've seen with butternut squash soup. I guess that means I should give a try. The photo is gorgeous, just love your corner view. Patty

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  3. rain rain go away, and that wind yesterday oh my! Your soup sounds tasty. Do you cater?

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  4. this sounds amazing. wish our monday was a rainy one...then i'd have a better reason for our slow-motion morning!

    for thanksgiving, i always do the following: my mom's brown bag turkey (it's amazing and gorgeous!!), green beans with cranberry, blue cheese and walnuts, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing. i always rotate desserts, but always have some type of pecan, chocolate, and pumpkin desserts. this year, i'm thinking of trying a deep dish pecan pie that looks amazing, pumpkin truffles, a pear dessert and my mom's chocolate pie. if you want any recipes, let me know...i'd be happy to email them to you!

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  5. I really need to wash my windows! The soup sounds yummy!

    I always make Fantasy Fudge (marshmallow creme and choc chips) at Thanksgiving. Crazy, I know, but LOVE it!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Janet

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  6. YUM!!!! This is one of my all-time favorite fall recipes!!! I don't even want to talk about windows~lol! Wish that someone would come up with windshield wipers for our homes, wouldn't that be GREAT!(smile) Hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. This soup sounds so perfect for right now! Thanks for sharing it. I too hate dirty windows, nothing like seeing out a beautiful, clean window! ;D

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  8. I love that Seinfeld episode. I too am a soup lover. Last night I made lasagne soup, it was delish!
    For Thanksgiving I always make a homemade macaroni and cheese dish made with gruyere and white cheddar topped with sourdough bread crumbs,the kids and adults love it.

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  9. Sounds delicious ... I make a soup similar to this one but add a touch of curry ....smells and tastes amazing.

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  10. I was just thinking about my list of things to make and do for Thanksgiving before reading your post.:)Have family coming to my house which is so exciting. I am so going to try out your recipe. Sound delish! :)

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  11. this looks num-num-nummy!

    (that's soup talk for compliment)

    thanks for sharing, jen

    xo
    elyse

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  12. i love your sparkly clean windows my friend & your super cute labels! how very jen
    happy almost thanksgiving
    xo

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  13. I have forwarded the "Kreativ Blogger" award to you. Your blog is always something I look forward to. I was unable to email you but you will find it in my post. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

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  14. its rainy and cold here.
    might snow tonight.
    i see this soup in my near future :)

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