SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

November 3, 2016

FAVORITE AUTUMN SOUP




We all love those gray Autumn days when the earth
seems it is beginning to hibernate for the long winter months.
The skies are dull, there is that lovely crisp coolness in the air
and
the rain just softly falls steadily throughout the day.


These are the perfect times for warming up
with your favorite homemade soup!


The way I love serving this soup is
in a big beautiful mug!


I also make this for Thanksgiving which
everyone loves to sip on outside by the firepit! 


ESTELLE’S FAVORITE AUTUMN SOUP
3 cups roasted butternut squash
½ cup roasted acorn squash
½ cup pumpkin puree
3½ cups chicken broth
½ cup chopped yellow onion
½ cup chopped and peeled green apple
3 T. butter
1 T. dried sage
1 t. Allspice
1/8 t. cinnamon
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup evaporated milk



In a large saucepan, melt butter and add the apples, onion, and sage. Saute' until tender, stirring occasionally.
Peel and chop butternut squash and acorn squash. Roast covered in baking pan, with 1/3 cup water in a 350 degree F. oven for one hour. Remove squash from baking pan and allow to cool slightly. 

In a medium size stockpot, add the pumpkin puree, roasted acorn and butternut squash, chicken broth, salt, pepper, allspice and cinnamon. Spoon in the sauteed apples and onion. Simmer for 15 minutes - breaking up larger pieces of the squash.

Remove from stove top and 1 cup at a time put in your blend to puree to smooth. Repeat until the entire soup is smooth. Return all the soup to the saucepan and stir in evaporated milk. Continue to simmer until ready to serve. Serve with croutons or top with a dollop of sour cream.

16 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Oh Kathy...this is SO good! Hope you try it for the fall! Have a great weekend love!

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  2. Inviting and delish ♥

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    1. Hi Summer! I certainly appreciate your visit today! Hugs!

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  3. Yum Betsy,just the way you tell how your family loves this soup in mugs outdoors, makes it sound so delicious. I think your grandmother would be very proud of your cooking. Wishing you blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I certainly hope my grandmothers would be proud Susie! They certainly taught me many life lessons! Hope you have a great weekend love!

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  4. You have perfectly described the day here right down to the rain. Alas, no ingredients for this soup. It certainly sounds delicious.

    Betsy, your headers are the envy of Blogdom. They always grab my attention and this one is no exception. So lovely!

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  5. Well Vee...your kind words really made my heart sing! How sweet! Thank you for being YOU! Hugs!

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  6. What a perfect soup for a cool Autumn day, Betsy. I agree with Vee about your headers---they are gorgeous! ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen! You are too sweet! It makes me quite happy that you found someting you enjoy here and I love putting together my banner..holds dear memories! Have a wonderful weekend love!

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  7. Mmmm that sounds so good. It is the perfect time of year to start making homemade soups again. -Jenn

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    1. indeed it is....there is nothing more heartwarming than soup in autumn. I so hope you enjoy this recipe Jenn!

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  8. Hi Betsy,

    Thanks for sharing the soup recipe! It sounds delicious -- warm and comforting. :) I agree with Vee; your headers are always beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Hi Denise! I am so happy you visited today! Thank you ever so much for your kind comment. Sending hugs from Texas...have a lovely weekend!

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  9. I have both squashes in the kitchen at this very moment! Once again! You never fail to share the best recipes!
    We have enjoyed the last 24 hours of weather! I'm painting my Santa this afternoon with the doors open and the attic fan on!

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    1. Hey Linda. You can make this easier by just using a hand mixer blending it to a smooth consistency. We like the onions a bit chunky! I know you must be in your happy place right now. I thought about your post of being so happy of sunflowers in September..where did the time go? Enjoy and happy November!

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