Squishy Squash

January 4th

When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

This weekend I had a handful of girlfriends over for some craft gleaning — as in, “Please take this stuff home with you that I’m not using; I need the space.” I promised I’d provide lunch while we knit, sewed and mostly gossiped. Roast squash soup it was. This soup is so easy to make and one of my favorites when the weather is a bit chilly. Plus, it is a tasty way to eat a ton of veggies.

Ingredients:

3 assorted squash, split with seeds removed

1 head of garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 cups chicken broth (ahem, making this not vegetarian)

1 bunch of celery

2 zucchini

1 onion diced

1 pinch of cayenne, if you like it spicy

1 tablespoon of nutmeg

ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Roast head of garlic and squash (fleshy side down) — sprinkled with olive oil — on a cookie sheet for 45 minutes at 350. Dice onion and brown with olive oil in large soup pot, or dutch oven. Add diced zucchini and celery. Add chicken broth and spice. Bring to a simmer. Once veggies are roasted — including garlic — spoon them into a blender with ladles of soup. Batch by batch, you’ll puree the vegetables together. Let simmer for another 10-20 minutes. Top with plain yogurt. Good with a crusty bread and some hot sauce.

~K

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7 Responses

  1. Yum! I am both making squash soup this week AND de-stashing my craft stash! Tis the season, I guess!

  2. Awesome! Thanks!

    How do you cut those pesky squash without killing yourself?

  3. This soup looks delish! I made your roasted squash dip for New Year’s Eve. I like it a lot and it was even better the next day. Happy New Year Kelli!

  4. What a yummy looking soup! I’ll be looking for some of these types of recipes for over the next couple weeks while we’re staying with my in’laws.. I’ll have to find out if they like squash!

  5. Wish I lived closer. It sounds like a wonderful get together. A friend of mine, we met in college, she has a knitting group she goes to. Me, I’ve not be successful with needles, but can knit on a round loom.

  6. Your garden bounty and the soup all look delicious. And what a wonderful way to spend time with friends, good food, some crafty endeavors, and de-stashing. I’m purging extraneous craft stuff from my stash, too. I’m donating my stuff to the arts program at one of the public schools here — that task is on my slate for Jan. 10 where I’ve made arrangements to deliver it all.

  7. Julie Luca January 16, 2010

    I look at a lot of blogs on a daily basis, I have been following yours for over a year and enjoy the conversation.
    I tried your squash soup tonight and it was wonderful. I will be sharing it with a friend tomorrow. We live in Alaska and hot soup is always welcome. Thanks

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