3.20.11 ... my butternut soup


today i made my butternut squash soup. hey, we all need to be a hero once in a while. and when i mention this soup, it's instant hero time.
i thought i'd share it with you all.

:: butternut hum ::

1/2 onion, chopped 
3 TBSP. unsalted butter 
{kosher} salt and pepper

3 TBSP. unsalted butter 
one medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed 
one large granny smith or other crisp, tart apple, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper

3 TBSP. flour 
2 heaping tsp. curry powder 
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

4 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups milk {whole} 
grated rind of one orange {about 2 TBSP.} 
1/2 cup orange juicesalt and pepper 
1/2 tsp. sugar

chopped fresh parsley and{optional} heavy cream


In a dutch oven, saute the onion, in butter about 5 minutes, until soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the 3 TBSP. butter, squash and apple. Saute another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour, curry and nutmeg. Cook 2 minutes.


Add the chicken broth and simmer, uncovered about 20 to 30 minutes or until squash is tender.


Slowly add in the milk, rind, juice, salt and pepper and sugar. Heat through over medium low heat.


Serve topped with parsley and, if feeling fancy, a dollop of heavy cream.


First taste will have you humming. {this is scout's groovy soup bowl. it oozes humming, doesn't it?}


Enjoy. Fantastic on second or third day. A wonderful soup to make ahead.

sweet dreams, everyone. thanks for stopping by. until tomorrow. happiness to you. from me. with heart. ox joon

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