Tuesday, November 23, 2010

the great pumpkin

Are you a pumpkin person? I enjoy them as a bright spot on the doorstep in November, but inside the kitchen is where they really brighten things up. In pumpkin bread, pumpkin smoothies and, of course, a good pie (recipe straight off the Libby's can and incredibly easy!) that practically makes itself once a week at this time of year. Best of all, did I mention that pumpkin is good for you? Here's the simplest of soups to prove my pumpkin point:

Pumpkin Soup

1 stick butter
2 onions, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
3 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup half & half
salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large stock pot and cook onions until translucent. Add broth, pumpkin puree and spices. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Blend with an immersion (hand) blender until smooth. Add half and half. Season with salt and pepper. Reheat until piping hot. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds. Serves 8-10.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for sharing the recipes..