Vancouver Washington photographer for families who want a fun & laid back experience that results in a beautiful collection of family photos.
October 30, 2021
The best butternut squash soup recipe I ever had was my husband’s. My entire family loves it, its easy to make, and is great for lunches or to put in the freezer for leftovers. Firstly, the thought of deciding what to make for dinner is just not my jam. So, when my husband created this spin on the recipe for butternut squash soup that was so good and simple to do, I had to share it. It is absolutely the most delicious, savory, and creamy homemade soup I have ever had.
This recipe is simple, as a result, you and your kids will enjoy making it together. An aroma of warm spices will fill your entire home and your family will look forward to sitting down together at the dinner table.
In this paragraph, I will discuss how to make the soup but the details will be found at the bottom of this blog. In addition, I will also share why this is a great activity for indoor family portraits. Here we go, it only requires a handful of ingredients and is a simple “chop it and drop it” soup recipe. First, peel and chop the butternut squash, sweet potato and onion. Second, drop chopped veggies into a large soup pot with chicken broth, baby carrots, and boil for 45 minutes. We use a large cast iron dutch oven but you could use a large soup pot if you prefer. Third, you will add spices, blend, and let the soup simmer for about 20 more minutes. Last, serve in a bowl, garnish with sour cream and chopped bacon.
My kids are 5 and 2 years old, they always want to help and be a part of family activities. That got me thinking, as a family photographer, I photograph families indoors and I always suggest doing an easy activity for their family do to while I am taking their in home family photos.
In other words, baking cookies (just the ready to pop-in-the-oven kind is great), easy crafts, or making this yummy butternut squash soup! We won’t spend the entire session photographing kid friendly activities but it helps to break the ice, kids will tend to forget that I am there, they can relax, have fun, then we will move onto something else like family snuggles on the couch. You can check out an in home family photography session here.
In sum, your kids will enjoy this recipe whether you are having your family photos done in your home or just need a delicious simple soup recipe.
In our home, Sundays in Autumn look like this: football is on all, we are making something yummy on the stove, and playing around the yard in the leaves with the hens and Indie (our crazy golden retriever puppy.)
-Cast iron dutch oven, slow cooker, or large soup pot.
-1 butternut squash
-1 large sweet potato
-1/2 yellow onion
-2 boxes of chicken broth or vegetable broth
-1/2 bag of baby carrots (about a large handful)
-1 cup of creamy peanut butter (I love Adams peanut butter)
-1 cup half and half creamer.
-Sour cream and bacon (optional for garnish)
-Teaspoon of pepper
-Teaspoon of salt
-Teaspoon of curry powder
-Teaspoon of ginger powder
-Teaspoon of garlic powder
-Peel and chop butternut squash, sweet potato, and onion into medium sized cubes.
-Boil chicken broth, carrots, onion, butternut squash, and sweet potato for 45 minutes
-Add peanut butter, half & half, salt, pepper, curry powder, ginger powder, and garlic powder.
-Blend with immersion blender.
-Simmer for 20 minutes
-Serve in a soup bowl, garnish with sour cream and chopped bacon.
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