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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Butternut Squash Soup

19 Dec

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.

Bonus Recipe for your Monday: Beer Bread to go with your soup

28 Nov

I just finished posting a delicious Butternut Squash Soup recipe and in the post I mentioned that I often serve the soup with a homemade Beer Bread. The recipe for the bread is super easy so I thought I’d post that too, so that you’d have both in one day in case you decide to try the soup.



3 cups self-rising flour

1/4 cup sugar

12 oz. beer (and yes if you use a crazy flavor, like blueberry beer for example, your bread will have a flavor as well.)

1/4 cup melted butter


Mix flour, sugar and beer, pour into greased loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool 15 minutes.