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I adore butternut squash in all forms.  It’s delicious.  Tonight I’m gorging myself on a big bowl of bisque and a hot cup of chai with whipped cream of course, because I’m not sure I remember how to drink anything hot without it.  Two random sidenotes: 1. I grew up with adorable pumpkin mugs very similar to the ones pictured above.  Found those cuties in Target’s dollar spot a few years ago, and so did both my sisters! All three of us bought them independent of knowing the others’ had purchased them.  Love it when that happens.  2. I saw that Carrie from Buzzings of a Queen Bee is a fellow Chai drinker.  She recommended Celestial Seasonings Chai.  I prefer Stash Premium Decaf Chai. It’s spicier and delicious.
Okay, onto business.  For a fantastic bisque try this recipe out.
Butternut Squash Bisque



Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 C of half & half

Directions

Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, pepper, and half and half. Serve.

(Recipe adapted from a recipe on Food Network.  For original click here.)



***Edited to add*** My mother reminded me that adding a granny smith apple to this recipe makes it fantastic. I usually do this but forgot this time. Also, thank you to Jenny Lynn for directing me to Williams-Sonoma for the butternut squash recipe jackpot. If you like this squash, chances are very good you will enjoy these recipes. I can’t wait to try out the Butternut Squash Risotto.


Comments

  1. darnold23 says

    I would love for you to join me at Diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesday. There are some delicious slow cooker recipes being posted there. Your soup would be great for that. Come check it out.

  2. Jenny Lynn says

    Last Thanksgiving I made butternut squash casserole and it was FABULOUS! I got the recipe from Williams Sonoma. I think it's on their website :)

  3. this blessed nest says

    you have got me craving some butternut squash soup! i have made it before, but didn't last year(too busy with the newborn twins, then.) going grocery shopping tomorrow, adding a squash to the list!

    thanks!

  4. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says

    I am so sorry it took so long to get me over here! Thanks for linking to me! :) I am drinking Chai right now, as a matter of fact! I also have to say how much I LOVE your coffee table! SO cute! :)
    Carrie

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