Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Season of Super Soup: Curried Butternut Squash Soup (week 2)

My family isn't too terribly picky about food.  Sam doesn't like spinach and Hope doesn't like mushrooms and that's about as far as the flavor dislikes go. For some reason, though, soup doesn't get the love it deserves in our house.

If I make something traditional: chicken noodle, vegetable, tomato.... they'll eat it.  But they only eat it once. Leftover soup doesn't appeal to them in the least.  Conversely, I think soup -- like chili and spaghetti sauce -- gets better after it hangs out in the fridge and all the flavors meld and intensify.  Apparently I'm a weirdo.  They also don't care for strange soups; only easily identifiable soups reminiscent of popular Campbell flavors get their vote (which is strange, because Sam loves Thai soups and Vietnamese Pho). 

Well I get tired of chicken noodle.  I want something different and since I will be the one eating leftover soup for lunch every single day, I get to pick the soups (not to mention, I'm the only doing all of the shopping, chopping, and cooking).  This week was a me choice:  Curried Butternut Squash Soup.

It is absolutely heavenly.  As a plus, it not only is chock-full of butternut squash goodness, but it also has Granny Smith apples.  Healthy, spicy, and delicious.

Apples, celery, and onions browning in a bit of butter.  Between that and the freshly roasted butternut squash, my kitchen was smelling awesome!

I didn't change a thing in the recipe, except that I didn't put cheese on top of the soup.  I'm thinking about trying this same recipe, but replacing the butternut squash with sweet potato.  I have a picture of the soup in progress, but I couldn't get an attractive picture of the after results.  Visit the Cooking Light website here for a delicious picture of the soup.   

Because I didn't adapt this recipe in any way, visit the link above for the recipe.  I don't like to type out unchanged recipes due to copyright issues.  Let me know what you think.  I thought the soup smooth but kicky (like me). 

Previous Super Soups:

Week 1 -- Chicken Stock


Debi said...

Wish I could say my family wasn't terribly picky about food. Ummm, okay, I wish I could even say that about myself. :P I wonder if I could get them to try this though--it sounds pretty darn tasty!

Amanda said...

It was pretty tasty. You couldn't "taste" the granny smith apples, but it offset the spicy flavor quite nicely!