This sweet spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Cider Soupis perfect for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.
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I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving already! November has been flying by and I have been planning my Thanksgiving menu. I used to find preparing Thanksgiving dinner extremely stressful. The amount of time and effort that went into making the big feast in one day was so intimidating. That is, until I realized that most of the food could be prepared ahead of time, even up to a few days in advance.
There are also shortcuts like buying pre-cut fresh vegetables and prepared broths to reduce the amount of prep and cooking time. There’s no shame in giving yourself a break. After all, it is a holiday so you want to make sure you get to relax too.
I developed this Roasted Butternut Squash Cider Soup recipe for Peapod.com. It’s the perfect start to a Thanksgiving feast. Rich and creamy, this pureed soup is made with roasted butternut squash (I used pre-peeled, pre-cut butternut squash to reduce prep time and roasting time), carrots, apple cider and sweet spices.
Make this soup a few days ahead of time and warm it up in yourslow cooker on Thanksgiving day. You can garnish the top of this soup with a dollop or swirl of sour cream or creme fraiche,
or if you want to get even fancier,try making a spider web pattern on top like I did. Have fun with it.
Skip all the long lines at the grocery store this holiday season by shopping online at Peapod.com . All the ingredients for this soup can be purchased online (you can also order using the Peapod app on your phone), along with fresh or frozenturkeys, trimmed fresh green beans, halved fresh brussels sprouts, and the rest of your Thanksgiving meal ingredients. You can even order floral bouquets, paper goods and bakeware.
For more Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out these recipes on From The Pod :
Apple Herb Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy
Pumpkin Corn Pudding
Buttermilk Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Stuffed Acorn Squash
15 Minute Cranberry Orange Sauce
Pumpkin Apple French Toast
Source: Jeanette’s Healthy Living