Roasted butternut soup
Ten days in to 2016. So far, so good. Grief and I have made a deal to move forward together. We will co-exist and be happy. In just 3 short months I will be marking the 5th anniversary of Will’s accident. Still hard to believe, but as a “functional” griever I have learned to adapt and move on. It doesn’t mean the pain in my heart is any less, but that I will get up every day and hope for the best. The good and the bad will simply co-exist. My new year plan is simple. No resolutions. No bucket-list. Just keep it all on an even keel and always, always, always hope for the best out of myself and for good things for those around me.Print
Curried Butternut Squash Soup Bowl
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Flavorful and nutritious customized bowl of soup.
1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces (7 to 8 cups)
2 onions, peeled, halved, quartered
2 honey crisp apples, cored, diced into 1-inch pieces (don’t peel)
ground black pepper
chicken broth (about 2 cups)
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
Toppings: roasted cashews, diced apple, toasted coconut, sliced green onions
- Heat oven 400F. Place butternut squash, onions and apples on large, rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with just enough olive oil to coat it all. Sprinkle with kosher salt (good two pinches) and ground black pepper. Give the whole pan a shake so things spread out into an even layer. Roast for 45 minutes, turning mixture every 10 to 15 minutes.
- The squash will be tender and you will have some caramelized brown areas, but not a lot of that. Dump it all into a blender with 1 cup of chicken broth and the curry powder. Blend adding additional broth to arrive at desired consistency.
- If you have a Vitamix (I am so madly in love with this machine) use the soup setting and your soup will be piping hot out of the blender. If using a standard blender gently re-heat the soup on the stove-top. Serve with your favorite toppings.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: soup
- Method: oven/blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: butternut squash, apples, stews, roasted, creamy, lunch, dinner
Delicious recipe, inspirational message! You’re strength and commitment to share your journey of grief touch my heart! Thank you sweet Lisa!
You are welcome dear friend
This is very close to my recipe and Vince thinks it’s too sweet – great suggestion with the lime! Hae a wonderful year!
Bill always wants to know “where’s the meat”? At lunch today I caught him adding leftover roast beef to his toppings
We’re giving Tyler a little send off today to his next gig in Kentucky. Your boy would have been here to see him off but he is here in spirit, I just know it.
We’ll be toasting a little JD for him later… <3
Big hug to Tyler as he begins what will be the best part of his life…lots of great things in 2016
Best idea for the New Year I’ve heard. I think I’ll try it.
…and the recipe.
Be good to yourself, Krista
You certainly have a way with words (and food). A wonderful and inspirational way to start the new year. God bless you and your family in 2016!
Happy you feel inspired
Your words are always so moving, Lisa. And your recipe is great comfort food. Here’s to an awesome New Year!!!!!
I hope 2016 is a great year for you, too, Ronna
This looks perfect for a snow day! I am going to make it on Friday, I think. I love what you say about being a functional griever. That is the way I feel these days, too. You are so inspiring!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the soup and thank you for the kind words.