Friday, January 18, 2013

Butternut Squash Soup

Today I am linking up to Kelly's Korner and sharing one of my favorite soup recipes.  Perfect on a cool fall or winter night with french or sour dough bread and a salad.  Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Soup 

* 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 onion, sliced
* 2 cloves garlic
* 2 sprigs fresh thyme
* 1/2 butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
* 4 cups chicken stock
* 1/2 cube chicken bouillon
* 1 pinch ground cumin
* 1 pinch ground allspice
* salt and ground black pepper to taste
*1 stick of softened cream cheese (optional)

1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook the onion, garlic, and thyme in the hot butter until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and chicken stock; bring to a simmer and cook until the squash is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble the bouillon into the soup; season with cumin, allspice, salt, and pepper; remove from heat.
2. Pour the soup (and softened cream cheese if you choose) into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a kitchen towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a serving bowl. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Reviving the Blog?

It's been about 3 years since I posted. Man time flies. I'm seriously considering reviving my blog and doing something more meaningful with it. Contemplating a name change as well. I'll be back soon!