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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    I think this sounds very good; I'll have to make it sometime soon. As
    Bayless writes, "The sweetness of the apple and the heat of the chipotle
    take an ordinary squash soup and transform it into an extraordinary one."

    from http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/view?recipeID=251

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle
    Makes 15 to 20 servings, about 3 1/2 quarts

    "Right around the time the weather starts turning cold, I think about making
    soup. I like to make it in large batches, since it doesn't take that much
    more time, and I can divide it up and freeze the extra. This year, I'm
    planning to use this soup as the first course at Thanksgiving. The sweetness
    of the apple and the heat of the chipotle take an ordinary squash soup and
    transform it into an extraordinary one."

    1/4 cup olive oil
    3 teaspoons ground cinnamon (preferably Mexican cinnamon), divided use
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    Salt
    1 large (about 5 pounds) butternut squash, split in half lengthwise, seeds
    removed and discarded
    2 large carrots, diced
    1 large white onion, diced
    2 firm, cooking apples, like Granny Smith, peeled, cored and quartered
    2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
    3 to 4 canned chipotle chiles en adobo, seeds scraped out, roughly chopped
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
    1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
    1 tablespoon sugar
    About 10 ounces firm-textured day-old bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch
    cubes (7 cups)

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

    In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cumin, and 3/4
    teaspoon salt. Brush part of the mixture over the cut edges of the squash.
    Place cut side down onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Scoop the
    carrots, onions and apples into the bowl and toss to coat. Spread onto a
    separate foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.

    Slide both sheets into the oven and roast for about 40 to 50 minutes or
    until the onion mixture is golden brown and the squash is soft. Halfway
    through the cooking time, stir the onion mixture. Remove from the oven and
    reduce the temperature to 350 degrees.

    Scoop the onion mixture into a large (6-quart) soup pot. Using a large
    spoon, scrape out the squash flesh and add it to the pot along with the
    chipotles, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour in the chicken
    broth and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, in a large microwave safe bowl, add the butter, chipotle powder,
    remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the sugar. Microwave
    on high for 1 minute until the butter has melted, stir. Scoop in the cubed
    bread and toss to coat. Spread onto a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and
    bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the croutons are golden brown and crisp. Set
    aside.

    After 30 minutes, transfer the soup, in batches, into a blender and puree
    until smooth. Return to the pot and bring back to a simmer. Taste and adjust
    the seasoning with salt, usually 1 teaspoon. Ladle into soup bowls and
    garnish with seasoned croutons.


    No more "ordinary squash soup" for ME! Only thing is, I'm not sure why he
    specifies FIRM apples, since it's going to be pureed. I'll probably use
    whatever apples I find at the farmer's market on Saturday, and try to buy a
    mix of tart and sweet.

    Bob


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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    On Tue, 8 Dec 2009 04:37:03 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >I think this sounds very good; I'll have to make it sometime soon. As
    >Bayless writes, "The sweetness of the apple and the heat of the chipotle
    >take an ordinary squash soup and transform it into an extraordinary one."


    Have you seen the squash soup by Paula Wolfert? It is in her
    Southwestern France cookbook, which you have on your shelves.. That
    one looks very good to me... I think there is bacon involved, but I
    don't remember for sure. Haven't gotten those cookbooks unpacked yet.

    Christine, who gets her cable/internet/phone today, gets to study
    computer stuff for work, AND will make a trip to Berkeley to the Bowl,
    and maybe the farmers market if there is time.
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 09:01:01 -0800, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >will make a trip to Berkeley to the Bowl,
    >and maybe the farmers market if there is time.


    Don't forget about Ranch 99! It's closer too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:06 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 09:01:01 -0800, Christine Dabney
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>will make a trip to Berkeley to the Bowl,
    >>and maybe the farmers market if there is time.

    >
    >Don't forget about Ranch 99! It's closer too.


    Didn't have time. Won't have time for another day or so...

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Christine, who gets her cable/internet/phone today, gets to study
    >computer stuff for work, AND will make a trip to Berkeley to the Bowl,
    >and maybe the farmers market if there is time.


    Did you make it to the farmers market? I wasn't there that
    day, but Kathy was, briefly.

    Steve

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 03:39:55 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Christine, who gets her cable/internet/phone today, gets to study
    >>computer stuff for work, AND will make a trip to Berkeley to the Bowl,
    >>and maybe the farmers market if there is time.

    >
    >Did you make it to the farmers market? I wasn't there that
    >day, but Kathy was, briefly.
    >
    >Steve


    No, I had to be here. The cable guy was here, trying to set up my
    internet, and he failed. He can't get my laptop to recognize the new
    connection. Getting my desktop tomorrow, and he will come by and try
    to set that up. I am on an unsecured wireless connection right now.
    Even my new netbook won't use the new connection, but it says it is
    there....

    I am going to try to go over the Marin market on Sunday. I love that
    one. I did get to the new Berkeley Bowl, but I like the old one
    better.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    Christine wrote:

    > The cable guy was here, trying to set up my internet, and he failed. He
    > can't get my laptop to recognize the new connection. Getting my desktop
    > tomorrow, and he will come by and try to set that up. I am on an unsecured
    > wireless connection right now. Even my new netbook won't use the new
    > connection, but it says it is there....


    Oh...are you LEASING your wireless router? If so, you're kind of at their
    mercy. I bought my own router (they're not expensive), and the only problem
    I've had with it was when Lin's Mac somehow forgot that the wireless network
    existed. But I can attach my laptop wirelessly with no issue at all, and my
    DVR connects wirelessly every night without any problems.

    Bob


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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle from Rick Bayless

    On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:40:59 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine wrote:
    >
    >> The cable guy was here, trying to set up my internet, and he failed. He
    >> can't get my laptop to recognize the new connection. Getting my desktop
    >> tomorrow, and he will come by and try to set that up. I am on an unsecured
    >> wireless connection right now. Even my new netbook won't use the new
    >> connection, but it says it is there....

    >
    >Oh...are you LEASING your wireless router? If so, you're kind of at their
    >mercy. I bought my own router (they're not expensive), and the only problem
    >I've had with it was when Lin's Mac somehow forgot that the wireless network
    >existed. But I can attach my laptop wirelessly with no issue at all, and my
    >DVR connects wirelessly every night without any problems.
    >
    >Bob


    No, I have my own wireless router. That isn't even hooked up yet. I
    am using someone's wireless signal, to get online right now... Not
    mine. I just bought mine yesterday...
    I only lease the cable modem, and this is a special one, which also is
    for the phone line.

    Back on food related topics, will be getting more dishes, foodstuffs
    from the PODS. There is one big box of pots and pans there, with my
    pressure cooker in it. And one has my Chinese steamer: I just
    remembered last night, that I have access to better fish here, so that
    might be in use soon. Still have to make the pumpkin dish with that
    pumpkin I got at the Auburn farmer's market.

    Christine

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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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