This soup surprised me!!!
The chicken flavor came forward first,
but I was most surprised by how the butternut squash, sweet potato and carrot was a perfect complement
in that savory broth. Really fantastic stuff.
I think it's the first soup I've called nourishing.
I found this recipe from
Danielle Walker's website againstallgrain.com.
Danielle is a popular food blogger and this is her cookbook.
If all her recipes are this spot on, I am sold!
Okay, let's get started!!!
Here's the fixins!!
you use whatever leftover chicken you have
in the fridge!!!!
So I had a leftover rotisserie chicken and some chicken breasts pieces from the freezer and they worked wonderfully in this soup!
(By the way, I used THREE cups of the butternut squash
instead of ONE.)
Then throw the seasoned veggies on a tray and roast for 20-30 minutes...mine took 25 minutes until tender.
While the veggies roast in the oven....start simmerin' the chicken broth in a stockpot...
I had some of my own homemade chicken broth so I used that too.
the salt (DO NOT OVER-ADD TOO MUCH SALT!!!!),
The vegetables are all tender now!!
Well, pull them out of the oven!!! Quick!
Add only HALF.....JUST HALF of the roasted vegetables to the soup....
The other half,
including ALL the onion pieces,
are going to be pureed in the blender....
Ring a-round the blender, a pocketful of a new blender, ashes, ashes, the blender is still mine and ain't nobody gonna be takin' it from me. (Unless you need it worse than me, then I would give it to you, but otherwise, IT'S MINE ALL MINE GET YER HANDS OFF!)
I got a new blender
after 31 years!!!
Okay dudes, I'm only 50. I got married at 19 and have had the same blender since 19. I'm not like 120 years old...just 50. 50. Hence the 31 years of marriage and 31 year old blender. Crap, it doesn't matter, 31 years still sounds like a long time to own a blender though, doesn't it??!!! Crap.
Anyhoo, throw half those roasted vegetables into the blender....
...add a cup of water to the blender...
Blend all the veggies and water and you get this wonderful orange puree...
Pour that vitamin packed puree
into the simmering soup!
Okay, time to add the spinach!
(I used regular spinach instead of baby spinach, tis all I had in the fridge.)
Simmer until the spinach is wilted,
about 5 minutes, and you're ready to go!!
Let me tell ya, this soup was shockingly smooth, savory,
just the right amount of spices....
The contrast of the sweet roasted root vegetables with the savory of the chicken broth was not extreme, the chunks of yummy chicken....this all melds so perfectly.
When the sweet potato and squash and carrots are roasting in the oven, it fills the house with a wonderful warm aroma too.....
The flavor is savory (DO NOT CHANGE UP THE SPICES, THEY ARE PERFECT!) with a hint of sweet from the roasted vegetables.
The broth almost is buttery-tasting for some reason.
Very warm, very nourishing. And I loved the chunks of leftover chicken in there.
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Okay, that's all I got for today.....the blogging has been a little sporadic lately....been busy meeting new customers, seeing former customers and having fun chat, chat, chatting with everyone!!
Shocking I know,
Tim and I are sooooo shy :):):) Ha!!
Thanks so much y'all,
for checking in!!
Have a great Fall day.....