Just using up some fridge remainders – nothing but staples.
Very ordinary soup but tasty and light.
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
4 carrots chopped
1 squash – peeled, seeded, and cubed after baking or roasting for 45 minutes until softened
1 (32 fluid ounce) chicken stock
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c plain yogourt
2-3 T chopped dill
Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion and celery on low heat in a covered large pot for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and carrot, cooking covered until softened. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. Add the squash, cut into chunks, in the last 5 minutes.
Transfer the soup to a blender, or use a hand held blender in the pot after the soup cools a bit, and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. Tastes perfect left at a thick consistency as it is light and creamy. Garnish with a dollup of plain yogourt and some chopped dill.
I know it was good because my husband requested seconds. Proof positive.
Being kid-less, with everyone far flung, this blog makes me feel like I’m feeding my family from afar. Who knows, maybe they’ll even try a recipe or two.