October 11th, 2012

Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Today I published the second part of the journal that I kept when my husband and I went to Russia to adopt our daughter from an orphanage when she was five years old.  I also included several pictures, and if you would like to check it out, click here:

 To Russia For Love, Part 2

With our daughter Makayla in front
of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.

I enjoy cooking with pumpkins and squash in the fall, and today I have a recipe that uses butternut squash and several other vegetables.

The first time I made this soup, I liked it, but I wanted it to be even better.  My goal was for it to taste good enough to be served in the dining room on a cruise ship.  I’ve had some wonderful soups on the cruises we’ve been on, and all of them had tons of flavor.  I decided to spice up this butternut squash soup, and I added cayenne pepper and ginger in addition to adding more of the spices that were already in it.  It made a big difference.

Another thing about those dining rooms on the cruise ships, they always garnish the foods in a beautiful way.  To garnish this soup, I put sour cream in a squeeze bottle (they can be purchased at Michael’s for about a dollar), and used it to make a pretty design in the center of the soup.

Then I just placed an Italian parsley leaf on top of it.

Happy Fall!

Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

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