Yummy Homemade Pumpkin Soup
Although it isn't the time of year we indulge in soup in the Southern Hemisphere, it certainly is appropriate for the Northern Hemisphere and Thanksgiving in the USA. That being said, I thought it was a great time to show you my huge pot of homemade pumpkin soup. There is nothing better than homemade.
I make my pumpkin soup from scratch. That means buying a whole pumpkin, skinning it and removing the seeds and chopping it up. I like the pumpkins with the softer skin to do that. Those big old orange pumpkins are just to tough for my hands and a knife, you really need an axe to get through them or cook them whole in the oven first.
This pumpkin was huge, so I only used half of it. I didn't have a pot big enough for the entire thing anyway.
Also in the pot are:
- 2 large potatoes (I use kaura or sweet potato)
- 2 large onions chopped fine
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of chicken stock or 2 cubes
- 4 cups of water
- salt and pepper to taste - limit the salt as often there is a lot in the stock, add more pepper for a great taste
Cook that all up and then blend it. I usually just use the potato masher to do that.