Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Here are two of my Thanksgiving Recipes. The soup recipe was found in a magazine, the relish, I made up myself!
If you want to be extra healthy, the soup can be made without the cream. It tastes great without it!

Butternut Squash Bisque

1 T Olive Oil
1 T Butter
1/2 C diced onion (I just threw in a couple handfuls)
3/4 C diced carrot (about 3 big carrots)
4 C peeled and cubed butternut squash (about 1 med size squash)
3 C broth (chicken or vegetable)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 C heavy cream
Pinch of Nutmeg

1. Heat oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and cool, about 4 minutes.

2. Stir in carrots, squash, and broth: season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and summer until vegetables are tender. 7 - 10 minutes/

3. Puree soup mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. (I just used my hand blender right in the pot. Careful not to splash!) Return to the pot and stir in heavy cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Serve warm, sprinkled with nutmeg. ( If you are making it ahead of time, don't add the cream until you reheat before serving.)

Cranberry Pear Relish

1 C water
1 C sugar
1 bag whole cranberries
1 pear; peeled, seeded and diced
1 T orange zest (about the zest from one orange)
2 tsp grated Ginger root
1 Cinnamon Stick

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries have popped. about 7 - 10 minutes. Remove Cinnamon stick and serve hot or cold.


SalGal said...

Hey, if you wanted to make that soup creamy without using the cream, you could use fat-free powdered milk! Or evaporated milk. That would work, too.

I'm on hyper-speed! It's the holiday weekend!!! WOOO!!!!

peebugg said...

Which broth is the best???

I love veggie broth with pasta..but not sure on this one...

Any recommendations???

Lisa said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Big Gay Sam said...

You are so Molly Mormon. :P


Have a safe trip coming up here!

Thecrankyone said...

Great minds must think alike, I made a relish very similiar to this only mine didn't have pear, and I added the juice as well as the zest from the orange. It came out quite well. I also used ground cinnamon, and used a potato masher to smash some of the cranberries.

Laura said...

Mmmm, that soup sounds SO good!!

SalGal said...

Chicken is best for squash soups.

Dave said...