One our favorite fall meals is butternut curry soup with goat cheese crostinis and cosmopolitans. We sip the cosmopolitans while we eat the crostini, & then eat the soup with some of the extra crostini, dipping it. YUM. Fabulous meal with a salad. The crostini is one of my favorite simple & easy appetizer recipes. Love it. I tried to get M to give up his famous cosmopolitan recipe, but he guards it pretty closely. :-)
Here's the butternut squash recipe. Also, if you buy your squash at Costco, it comes in 2 lb containers & you will likely have some leftover. Use the remaining squash for butternut risotto. Another fabulous fall meal.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 celery stalks, chopped (I sometimes boost this to 3 or 4)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 - 2lb butternut squash, cubed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 4 tbsp sour cream
- 4 tsp chives
Remove bay leaves & puree soup in a food processor. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with 1 tbsp sour cream and 1 tsp chives.
Makes 4 servings - 195 calories & 3 grams of fat each.