That’s right. Another recipe involving fall foods. Well, guess what? It’s fall, and butternut squash was on sale at Kroger yesterday for $.39/pound, so that’s what you get.
On the bright side this soup, while unplanned, tastes really darn good. And there’s plenty for leftovers!
Note: This recipe can easily be halved, but why would you do that? Quantities shown below give enough soup to feed 10 people a substantial amount, or have a lot for leftovers! Handily, squash soup can be frozen and reheated and still taste just fine!
Note #2: The following may seem like a lot of steps, dishes, utensils, or ingredients compared to what I usually go for. This is not an illusion. This recipe is really simple, but does require a small amount of elbow grease and spice-cabinet variety. Don’t let that dissuade you from trying it though! Your guests/family will like it, and the sheer amount of leftovers merits the effort. See?
Look at all that autumn contained in one little bowl!
Note #3: Hold on, now! I’ll get to the recipe in a minute, but this is important. The recipe calls for chicken. And chicken broth. Neither is required—I am certain veggie stock would be just fine for this purpose if you are vegetarian. If you do use chicken, however, the poaching method I’ve linked to is absurdly easy and produces as much chicken as you want which you can then freeze and use later for other great things like quesadillas or fried rice!
Note #4: I know, I know. You’re getting pissed with all the waiting. Well too bad, because I call the shots here. I’m the decider, darnit! Anyway, if you notice the asterisks next to all the spices, that’s because I of course did not measure them. I estimated. Important: do not oversalt this complexly flavored soup. If your diners like really salty food, they can easily add it themselves, but salt is something you cannot take out once you’ve added it, because it dissolves. Which reminds me of an awesome science joke that I will probably relate (surely to your dismay) at some point in the future.
Now, then: soup!
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