ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
I grew up having soup as a staple part of my diet, even in Summer we would have Salmorejo, Gazpacho or some other cold soup. But come the cooler months, those gorgeous thick and heart warming soups would take over my Grandmother’s kitchen, and the smells I associate with hugs and family would welcome you as you walked into her home.
My grandmother’s version of this soup used the ordinary pumpkin, the one we see in haloween, the round big ones – I don’t really know their name- as that was the only type available to her. I think she would have loved the modern day supermarkets, where one can find nearly every type of ingredient available. I have since substituted with Butternut Squash, as it roasts to perfection and still keeps its shape.
With Autumn now well underway, and the cold beginning to take a grip on the long evenings and nights, I find that coming home whether from work or play, and having a good bowl of warm nourishing soup helps to heal the soul and makes anyone sigh in contentment.
I’m sure that once you make it, this soup will become an addition to your own cosykitchencorner recipes.