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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.