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Automne Au Ciel Brumeux…

“Aux horizons navrantes. Aux rapides couchants, aux aurores palies…” – Gabriel Faure

“Autumn, the hazy sky, the harrowing horizons, the rapid sunsets, the fading lights…”

These fall days call for savory smells from the oven. As I’ve begun experimenting with knitting designs, I’ve also surprisingly begun experimenting with my cooking. (Quite incredible, really, as the only time I ever spent in the kitchen growing up was to grab a cookie from the jar) This one was just too good not to share. And so a slight venture away from the typical knitting…

Fall Goodness In A Bowl  (4-6 servings)

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 small red onion(chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 red Kuri squash
  • 1 cameo Apple (peeled and chopped)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Crumbled bacon – for garnish
  • Splash of heavy cream – for garnish (just pretty, definitely not needed)
  1. Heat 1-2 Tb olive oil over medium heat. Sautée onions and celery until translucent. Just a couple minutes. Add minced garlic and sautéed for a minute or so. Careful not to burn.
  2. Add remaining chopped vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, Apple) and cover with 4 cups stock.
  3. Bring pot to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all vegetables are very soft. (Longer the better)
  4. Purée soup, garnish with a swirl of heavy cream and a little crumbled bacon . Voila!
  • For easy squash prep, microwave the squash for a couple minutes just to soften the skin slightly. Cut off the ends and slice skins (much like cutting a pineapple). Cut and cube! I used he whole squash, roughly 4 cups. If you have more, just stick remaining swuash cubes in the freezer for another recipe!
  • I’m certain you can easily substitute different squashes and apples in this recipe and still get a great end result. 
  • Also, I did not salt or pepper this at all! Taste before adding , you might do the same.

Easy, and delicious. Perfect pairing for this mom. Toast a side of ham and cheese and I call it a meal at my house. Even the munchkins agreed on its goodness. Happy Friday, Happy Fall!


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