Simple Butternut Squash Soup is a lovely, creamy soup with no cream and very little fat. It’s nice to have something a bit lighter this time of year…..
For a casual holiday party (if you live in the frozen north) greet guests with a big mug of piping hot soup, with or without a spoon.
For a more formal holiday dinner serve it at the table in pretty bowls and garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some fresh chopped parsley.
My butternut squash was very sweet – thus the addition of Balsamic vinegar. Taste and decide.
Simple Butternut Squash Soup
Total time: 30 minutes
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 8oz (240gr) butternut squash, about 3 cups, cubed
- 2 cups (16oz, 480ml) chicken stock, more for a thinner soup
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped substitute 2 tsp dried
- 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- pinch of nutmeg
- In medium sauce pan sauté onion in butter until transparent.
- Add squash, stock, and spices.
- Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 15 – 20 minutes, until squash is tender.
- Add parsley.
- Taste and add vinegar if you like.
- Purée soup – either with blender or immersion blender.
- At this point you can add more stock if you prefer a thinner soup.
I called our friend in the mountains (and our dogs’ breeder) yesterday to wish him a Happy Christmas and catch-up a bit. We haven’t seen him since his birthday party last summer.
Panda, our girls’ great-uncle, died of a heart attack 2 months ago….
He was a lovely, big boy and only 9 yrs old. He knew how to open every door in the house and used to let himself and the other two dogs in and out whenever he felt like it.
His sister, Tippy. sadly is having severe rear hip problems and our friend doesn’t think she’ll be with us much longer..
She’s the matriarch of the pack and the reason our girls didn’t go with us last summer. She and Guapa had disagreements the last time they were together.
So, that would leave him up in the mountains with only 1 dog….
He is, of course a very large dog, and many people would think one very large dog would be enough.
There is a new addition to the house in the mountains…. a Leonburger puppy. It’s not a breed I was familiar with. It is, of course, a giant breed, and very large. They are a burnished brown in color and absolutely gorgeous.
Now, here comes the scary part…..
He’s getting a female Leonburger puppy in the spring. He really has to have 3 big dogs in his house.
Of course, that means he’s going to breed them.
Guess who is always on the top of his list as the best person to get one of his puppies?
I don’t need 3 big dogs in our house.
But they really are pretty….. Leonburger pics
By Katie Zeller