Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall recipe!

Is it seeming like fall at your house yet?? If not, you need to try this delicious Butternut squash and apple soup. Even if the weather hasn't turned chilly yet, your house will smell so good and your belly will be full of warmth and yumminess, you won't mind the weather!

*Butternut squash soup

2 butternut squash 4 Tbs olive oil

8 cups broth 2 small onions, diced

3 small apples, peeled and cubed 2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp ground fresh ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cut the squash in half lengthwise. (Microwave whole squash for 2 to 5 minutes on high to soften skin first.) Scoop out the seeds and pulp. Brush olive oil on inside of squash and roast in the oven cut side up at 400 for 15 minutes, or until skin peels away from the flesh. Meanwhile, plug in slow cooker and turn onto high. Add broth, onions, and apples. Stir in the salt, pepper, and spices. Cover to let heat. When the squash has finished roasting, add to the pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 4 hours. Carefully transfer to a blender and blend, or blend in slow cooker with an immersion blender.

Want more great fall recipes?? Check out Gooseberry Patch for their fun and yummy recipes, and their simple and beautiful crafts. Their cookbooks are fun and casual, making you feel like you are reading a note from your grandma. This recipe is from my head, but they have several that will leave you wondering why you haven't been making them all your life!

1 comment:

  1. Yum, that sounds delish!

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