ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2011: I’m not feeling great today, with a sore throat and a cough. I keep looking for the next hot thing to drink or eat to soothe my throat and stop my cough. When I was cleaning up my recipes from my Thanksgiving posts, I came across this one, one of our favorite fall recipes and given my sore throat, I figured I’d share it with you. My friend Jody used to live nearby and one day at a play date she served this amazing Butternut Squash Soup. Ever since then, we have made it every year. Enjoy!
Butternut Squash Soup
2 lbs Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed
4 TBS. Butter
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 fresh clove of garlic
1 Bay Leaf
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp dry mustard
1 cup milk
Saute onion, celery, clove of garlic and butter until tender, not brown.
Add squash, chicken broth and bay leaf.
Cover and simmer 30-40 minutes until squash is tender. Remove bay leaf.
Puree in blender, pour into stock pot.
dash of pepper, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, stir.
Add 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp chopped parsley.
Stir in one cup of milk. Simmer until ready to eat.
This is delicious served with a hot, crusty bread. I will often make a homemade Beer Bread with it, so I’ll post that recipe next. You’ll get a bonus today: two recipes in one day.