During the cooler months of Fall one of my favorite soups to make is with Roasted Butternut Squash. There’s so many wonderful recipes out there but this is one of my favorites because I like this soup with a dash of sweetness. Since this version uses fresh ginger, I like to drizzle brown sugar over my bowl before serving.
Are you in the mood for a pot of home-made soup? Here’s how I made mine:
two butternut squash
one leek, chopped
1 1/2 onions chopped
one apple, peeled and finely chopped
4 cans of chicken broth; 14.5 ounce cans
1 1/2 cups cream
4 tablespoons of good olive oil
Preheat to 400°F. Place squash on rimmed baking sheets and drizzle with brown sugar. Roast until tender and slightly brown in spots.
Add olive oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, sliced leeks, onions, chopped apple and fresh shredded ginger, two tablespoons of brown sugar and sauté until it looks translucent and begins to soften, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes. Add roasted squash, then broth. Increase heat and bring to boil; reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly.
Working in batches, puree soup in processor until smooth. Return to pot.
Whisk 1 1/2 cup cream into soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper but taste first. I didn’t add any to this batch and liked it better. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover soup and chill. Rewarm soup over medium-low heat, adding broth or cream to thin, if needed.
I think roses always look so pretty inside pumpkins, don’t you think?
And of course, you need a good book to sit and read while you eat your soup. One should always have their nose in a book while eating home-made soup, it adds to the flavor.
So tell me, what are you reading these days? I just pinned this on to my Books etc.. Pinterest board:
click HERE to find out if you’ve read these books yet.
click HERE to vote in the Good Reads Choice Awards for the Best Books of 2013
These are the categories:
Right now in the midst of all this whirlwind packing and painting I’m returning back to my books more than ever. Reading like crazy because books are my soothing escape, always have been.
what books do you have next to your bed right now?