Its raining and totally miserable outside today. Kids are running rampent inside and I decided I felt like I needed a bit of warm comfort food. And nothing is better than pumpkin soup! Someone was doing a bit of fundraising last week at church and I picked up a nummy homegrown pumpkin for $2.
Making pumpkin soup is such a cheap and filling meal, can be frozen and to me is just total, rainy day, comfort food.
I use a really basic recipe that is cheap, easy to throw together and tastes devine.
So what you need is:
Stock (chicken or vegetable)
Chop up around 1 - 1.5kgs of pumpkin, (just depending on how many you want to feed, if you are freezing etc), a couple of onions and 3 cloves of garlic.
In the pot you want to make the soup in, saute the onions and garlic in a couple of tablespoons of butter, until they are soft.
Chuck in the pumpkin, 3 - 4 cups of water, a teaspoon of curry powder, couple of teaspoons of stock and some nutmeg (couple of pinches). Cook until pumpkin is tender and then puree all together. I then add milk to mine to get the consistency I want. Can garnish with sour cream, parsley etc but I am boring and just eat mine as it is. Its good.