While there is much to dislike about this time of year – shorter days and cooler temps – what makes it enjoyable for me is the entertaining and gatherings that happen. The festive spirit and gaiety of getting together with family and friends over shadows winters arrival. And there is simply nothing better than easy fall entertaining – the kind that can be thrown together in minutes, allowing plenty of time to sit and enjoy the company of family and friends.
While for most, this is the unofficial week of salads and green juice, given that many of us over-indulged over the holidays or have resolutions to release weight and get healthy in 2016; I’m not quite ready to give up on warm and comforting flavours and foods. Probably because Calgary is in the midst of a cold spell, without a Chinook insight.
Complaining about the weather aside, this Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect post holiday transition, thick and comforting, but hearty, filling and healthy. Normally one who needs protein at every meal, this soup even fills me up and tides me over till my next meal. So hold off on the salads for another week and enjoy this gloriously thick and luscious soup instead!