It is getting pretty chilly here in Ottawa this month, which means it is time for me to start making soup. I used to hate soup. I actually disliked the idea of it so much that I never even tried it if I could get out of it politely. Then all of a sudden a few years ago, the mothering instinct in me reared up and decided “Must make the family soup on cold Fall days!!!” I immediately perused the internet and found a few recipes and made butternut squash soup on a Sunday afternoon and now we are all addicted. It is just so yummy and comforting on a brisk Fall day. It works in the winter as well :). An added bonus is that the whole house smells amazing while it is simmering on the stove.
I originally found this recipe on the Internet, author unknown, and have since modified it to work with my cooking style. It is so easy and the best thing to make with it is a loaf of homemade bread…the perfect Fall supper.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 medium carrot chopped
- 2 medium potatoes chopped
- 1 butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes and squash for 5 minutes.
- Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 40 minutes.
- Puree the soup using a hand blender, until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper.