Nothing says fall quite like the harvest bounty of apples and butternut squash coming together in this warming Apple Ginger and Butternut Squash Soup.
Respect. That is what I have for all those single moms and dads out there. I was solo parenting all of this week as the husband was away for work. My kiddo was pretty well behaved for the most part. In spite of that, there were many many moments when I wished the husband was here. Most times, it was just to mentally check out knowing that there was another responsible adult in the house. Being the only adult in the house meant that I had to be alert and very much present at all times. It got a little exhausting towards the end and I missed the husband even more. It made me realize all over again, what a wonderful team we are when it comes to managing the household and the kiddo.
There were also some moments this past week, where it broke my heart, when V missed his papa. There was a time when he told AJ over the phone – “ can you please come back to veedu (house in Malayalam)for one minute please?” I am sure, hearing that was not easy on AJ too. Missing his papa made V a little more clingy all week, something he does not do that often. Somehow, I realized it the first time he did that and once I knew why he was doing it, it was a lot easier. It is also easier now that he can talk, communicate his feelings and all that now. It helps us help him feel better.
Well, aren’t we all glad that Friday is here and we are all going to be together again
I made this soup over the weekend and was glad to have some extras of it to take out and heat up during the week. Especially so, because I cook after AJ gets back home when the two of them are playing and it was difficult for me to do that as V wanted me to play with him. It stayed pretty well refrigerated for a couple of days and held up when reheated. I think it got a lot more flavorful after a few days as the flavors kinda got concentrated when it sat for those few days.Print Recipe
Apple Ginger Butternut Squash Soup - A Fall Recipe
- 1 apple I used Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- 1 leek sliced
- 1 cup cubed butternut squash
- 2 tbsp grated ginger
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 /2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp all spice powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp minced chives for garnish
Heat the butter in a stock pot. Add the leeks and saute till they soften. Add the apples, butternut squash and ginger and let it cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Give it a stir every once in a while.
Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, all spice, cardamom and cinnamon. Stir in well with the apple and squash.
Pour in the vegetables stock and let it come to a boil. Once the apples and squash are cooked through, switch off the heat and let it cool a little.
Blend well in a blender (I used my Nutri Ninja blender) and pour back into the stock pot.
Heat the soup over low-medium heat. Add the heavy cream and check for seasoning. Don’t let it come to a boil once you add the cream.
Serve hot with the minced chives as garnish.