Tonight's dinner: Creamy Pumpkin Soup
It's Autumn! Time for warm jackets, cold hands, and pumpkin soup! There is no finer way to celebrate the end of a long day that with a bowl of this creamy, mild-tasting soup. It's a simple recipe that can be cooked up in under 10 minutes.
Whether or not you love the flavor of pumpkin bread or pumpkin cookies, you are sure to love this easy pumpkin soup. Falling somewhere between the flavor of tomato soup and cream of celery soup, this is one recipe that lends a feeling of comfort to any meal. Served with a green salad and a crusty loaf of french bread, everyone at your kitchen table is certain to enjoy this meal.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cups pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1 1/2 cups cream
salt & pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree and half of the cream to the saucepan, stirring just until steaming hot (but not boiling). Transfer mixture to a blender, and puree well to remove all vegetable chunks. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately in bowls, with a splash of remaining cream on top