So fall has been in the air for a week now, well not really. It was in the 80’s and sunny this week and today it cold and snowy. Okay, it’s Fall in Colorado and time for soup. Acorn Squash soup that is!
On days like today, it’s pretty much perfect. A day at home, the heat is on in the house and catching up on “desk duty”. I totally enjoy rainy or snowy or “snainy” (rain and snow mix) days because I feel no guilt for not being outside! Today in particular is a good one. I’m feeling nostalgic as I sit inside and think about growing up in Cincinnati. I loved growing up there but left the town mainly because of the awful weather. Hot, humid, cold but never cold enough and wet freezing rain. Kinda like today in Colorado. Our first snow of the year this morning followed by wet “snain” mix in the afternoon! Fall is here, and the ski resorts are getting a good early season base. Yeah! That’s really all that matters for us mountain lovers!
So as I sit inside, looking out to a grey day, I start thinking about a few things. Mom always made Butternut Squash soup, Nanna always had a glass of Sherry and Cincinnati. How could I incorporate thinking about everyone in one fell “soup”?
So now I start looking at my veges from my summer garden and realize that I have a huge amount of Acorn Squash and thinking what the heck am I going to do with them all? Make Acorn Squash soup, that will use up a lot fast. Usually, I bake them with butter, brown sugar, nuts and warm spices, but since Nanna, my Mom and Cincinnati were on my mind why not make soup?
Not sure who thinks brown sugar and soup sound good together, but they sound yicky to me so why not bring in the sweetness of cream sherry into the mix with a little nutmeg to make a warm fall concoction! After my my thoughts of three today, here is what I came up with. Acorn Squash soup, perfect for a Fall day!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
I love that you’ve combined family memories of butternut squash and sherry. This soup sounds delicious not to mention so pretty in the bowl. Love the topping of nuts. In Germany this would have been a sprinkling of crumbled roasted chestnuts. Which I am now obsessed with. Great recipe Heather, thanks for sharing.
Yvette - Muy Bueno says
So excited its soup season! I make a similar acorn squash soup, but I’m loving the sound of walnuts on top. Yum!
I like nuts on everything! They add a nice substance to the soup!
Kathy Powell says
Heather, I tried the Chicken Green Chili Stew last week….YUM!!!!
Can’t wait to try the Acorn Squash!!!! LOVE your Blog!!!
Awesome Kathy! Thanks so much! No taste tester on today’s soup so hopefully people like it!