May 11, 2011

Stayin' Warm

The weather has turned wild and chilly here.. I know I was looking forward to winter, however it would have been nice to have had a minute to acclimatise.. the apparent temp today is hovering 1.8c (34f)  brrrrrrr!
Being so cold I thought to make some soup, as D was able to get home for lunch.. and we had found a bargin on  Butternut the other day 88c a kilo sooooo cheap so I bought a couple.
Once peeled and chopped I had about 2.5 kg of butternut.. 
To this I added 4 medium potatoes, 2 onions and a litre of chicken stock, a couple of garlic cloves (optional) plenty of ground black pepper and some grated nutmeg.

Pop the lid on and cook.. about an hour little more or less.. cook it till it's cooked :-)

This is what "cooked" looks like..  you could give this a stir and eat it as is, but we prefer ours smoother
so out comes the stick blender

Bit to steamy to photograph well... this red thing that is going on here with pots and blenders, is purely coincidental, I am not a fan of red anything... weird huh.

I blend it till it is very smooth with no 'bits' in it.. now this was a huge batch,. as I wanted to freeze some, this is the stage I will put it into containers to freeze..  For our lunch I took out about 1.5 cups and added some milk, how much is dependent on the consistency you like. I added about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup.
Pop it back onto the stove to reheat.. then serve. Today we had them with some of the best scrolls.. the recipe is a firm favorite in our family,.. and I got it from Christine over at  Slow Living Essentials 


Lisa said...

That soup looks yummy! I made pumpkin, red lentil and vegetable soup last night for dinner. I love your cast iron pot, I've got one the same and Chris's scrolls are the best!

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