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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Another soup recipe for you

This is another of the favourite soups we often eat over the winter.  Enjoy!
Please note: for some reason Blog-grrr has left
spaces in the recipe so it appears as tho' I might
have left some ingredients out - not the case!!!

3 T. olive oil

5 cloves garlic, minced

8 c. butternut squash cut into 1 ½” pieces

½ c. brown sugar OR maple syrup
s & p to taste
½ tsp. sage
2 medium red onions, sliced 
1 ½ c. roasted red peppers
2 c. apple juice (or cider)
4 ½ - 6 c. chicken or beef broth (or combination)
¾ tsp. ginger (optional – or use less….to taste)
1 c. whipping cream or condensed milk

     Coat large roast pan with olive oil.  Add squash, onions, garlic and red peppers.  Cover with 2 c. apple juice.  Season with salt and pepper.   Sprinkle with ½ c. brown sugar (or maple syrup).  Bake @ 350 for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.  In the meantime, bring stock to almost boiling and keep hot.  Add spices when vegetables are done.  Combine veg’s and stock and blend to desired smoothness.  Return to stove to keep warm and stir in whipping cream (or condensed milk).  Garnish with grated cheddar cheese and chives if desired.

- THESE are really cute trees, and easy to make as well.

- THIS would be so much fun to do with kids - and perhaps share with grandparents?

- And THESE are absolutely adorable!!! 

- HERE is an absolutely amazing gift you could make for all your quilting (and sewing!) friends!  I want one of these for myself!!

- There are some pretty brown paper gift wrapping ideas HERE.  And now I can't help it if you now have Julie Andrews singing 'My Favourite Things' running through your head for the rest of the day!🎵

Today your quote is from another anonymous source..."If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money cannot buy"



  1. The soup sounds lovely, Mary Anne. It wouldn’t take much for me to make it veggie too! Must see if I can find a butternut squash!
    Great links too!
    Barbara x

  2. This is my favorite soup and your recipe sounds very delicious. I love the brown wrapped gifts. I definitely am wealthy when I count my Blessings...xo

  3. We love this soup so the Resident Chef makes it often. And I loved the look of the brown paper wrapping too.

  4. Thank you for yhe recipe
    I hope this one gets made. The bean soup...I ate the ham, and dozed off half the afternoon after a stress busy day. :)

    1. You're welcome! Hope you make it and enjoy it as much as we do.

  5. The soup sounds so good. I can't make a good one, but this one seems fail proof. I think the Gingerbread Man has some competition now. Dolls are cute as can be.

  6. The sugered gingers look great! How cool! I think blogger needs a Christmas rest and to reboot and start again next year!

  7. Thanks for the soup recipe. My favorite of the links is the Stilettos. I can see using lots of nifty beads. They will make great gifts too. Must try this one.

  8. I have to admit... There are some ingredients in this recipe that don't appeal to me (namely brown sugar, maple and ginger), but you've made me consider that I really need to use one of the butternut squashes I have in the fridge for making soup. I have not been drawn to butternut squash soup (don't know if it's the color, what I imagine to be the texture, or what), but you've made me reconsider. I love roasted butternut squash, but you've brought me a step closer to trying to make soup with it. ;^)

    1. There are lots of butternut squash soup recipes out there and I'm sure you'll find one you like. If you're worried about the texture, perhaps try it in a restaurant (or buy it pre-made) and taste it to see what you think. If not, roasted is great!!!


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