Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup

We hosted a Cards & Canapés Party last night.  Everyone had a wonderful time eating and learning the card game 3-13 Rummy.  

I served canapés in courses throughout the evening beginning with butternut squash soup, meatballs warmed in grape jelly and BBQ sauce in the crock pot, and cheese dreams.  Most of the recipes I found on line and pinned on Pinterest.

The butternut squash soup is a standby for me and I've long since forgotten where I obtained the recipe.  It was perfect for the cool fall evening.  I served it in small glass punch cups balanced on oval glass plates.  Seconds and thirds were had by most folks and this one bowl shown below is all that remained.  I had it for lunch today.


The squash came from my garden.  The recipe also calls for parsnips, shallots, cumin, and ginger.  Once cooked and pureed with a stick blender, honey is stirred in and pepper added.  It's served with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.

Also on the menu:
bacon wrapped potatoes
pigs in blankets,
cucumber slices with whipped feta,
mustard-dill tortellini salad skewers,
 olive crostini.

For dessert:
cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple chunks on skewers
carrot cake cupcakes.

Sorry I was too busy being the chef to take photos of the dishes.

5 comments:

Fun60 said...

Wow Marcia, your guests were treated to a real feast. It sounds delicious just wish I could have been there to taste it. Can't remember whether I relied to your last comment but yes it was a family holiday with my gorgeous granddaughter.

Margaret Adamson said...

And you did not invite me!!! I amsure your guests enjoyed the evening and the food.

Dawn Y. said...

What a lovely gathering with friends, Marcia. I know your guests enjoyed being welcomed with such delicious things. Your Butternut Squash Soup from your fresh garden squash sounds amazing! I can almost taste the garden goodness from here! Thanks for sharing your recipes on your Pinterest board with us. Cherish this last day of summer! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Tom said...

I need to try this.

Kay said...

Oooh... yum! I love butternut squash soup.

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