Butternut Squash Soup

It is Thanksgiving in Canada today so we get a day off!  And I so needed it.

We had apur turkey donner and pumpkin pie with gingerbread cookies yesterday.  Today we are going to make turkey sandwiches and pack them up with our leftover gingerbread cookies and go for a nice fall hike and have lunch outside.

Here is a great fall soup that we made last week.  We make it every fall it is very good and makes a big pot so you get leftovers too.

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You will need:

1/2 cup butter

1 large onion, diced

1 med carrot diced

1 stalk celery diced

1 sweet potato peeled and diced

1lb butternut squash peeled and diced

4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved

3 TBSP brown sugar

pinch nutmeg

8 cup chicken stock

3 sprigs fresh thyme, 1 sprig parsley and 1 bay leaf tied together (you could just add dried herbs if you don’t have fresh)

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup whipping cream

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Melt butter in a large pot and add onion, carrot and celery.  Cook until softened.

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Add sweet potato, squash, garlic, brown sugar and nutmeg.

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Cook gently, stirring often for about 10 minutes.

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Add stock, herbs and a little salt and pepper

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Bring to boil cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetable are tender.

Remove fresh herb stalks and bay leaf if you used those.

Puree soup and add cream.

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Steamy lens!

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Enjoy with crusty bread or baguette.  Pairs well with a dry cider or nice white wine.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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In My Kitchen October 2015

It is that time again already!  Time to meet up at Celia’s of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for the monthly IMK posts, they are always fun.  Don’t forget if you want to participate you must post and let Celia know before the 10th.

After traveling and school starting it has been a whirl wind since our last post.  We went apple picking and I have a huge bag of apples to use, but not much time for cooking lately.  I have a few posts to catch up on.

We got these delicious apple cider donuts, they were still warm from frying…..so good I can’t even tell you

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This wasn’t in the kitchen, but we have a little homework helper, he is so cute!

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Here are some of the other things in our kitchen since September’s post.

It was our anniversary so we had cake and flowers

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My neighbor introduced me to this Pommies cider, it is very good and has become my favourite.  The Waupoos wasn’t too bad either, my husband preferred that one.

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Some Sriracha popcorn, it was very hot, like fire.  Evie and I couldn’t eat it, but my husband ate the whole bag!IMG_5136

These corn on the cob from a can is something that I have only ever seen in Newfoundland and it is how we got corn when I was a kid.  I have to say it is disgusting, tasteless and starchy.  I got it for Evie to try and she took one bite and shivered, and quickly let me know she did not like it.

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Pineapple crush, Evie tried it for the first time and loved it

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some chocolate from the Newfoundland Chocolate Company

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Lemon creams from our trip to Newfoundland

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some more biscuits

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This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada so it is a long weekend, WOOHOO!  Maybe I will catch up on some of the posts I have in draft.