Never play with squash soup, you just might get addicted to it…

After taking a long vacation, fighting with the designs of everyday life, I’ve returned! What’s on the menu today, you ask me? Not so many people actually know what to do when they see squash lying on their table. But, for me, it is a way to prepare  Squash soup enriched with ham, mushrooms, celery and all other vegetables you need to get through your day.

Ingredients:

1 squash, 2 potatoes, 5 medium mushrooms, 4-5 pieces of ham, chicken stock cubes, 2 carrots, 1 medium onion, parsley, celery, and last but not least, garlic cloves (yes, I find it very handy when it comes to winter). Not that many, huh?

The Works:

A soup is not a soup when there is no water in it. So get boiling! Once it comes to a boiling point on the stove, add some chicken stock cubes, just to save ourselves some time. Afterall, you don’t want to turn into a stay at home kitchen, do you? Dice the carrots and the onion, saute a little in a frying pan. *First comes the onion, then you add the carrots. This mixture adds a little bit of color to your soup. And of course, some taste. Garlic and mushrooms, slice them all, saute separately. While frying, do not forget to cut the potatoes, and add them to your stock. Next come all the other ingredients, add gradually. Let the mixture sit on the stove for about 15 minutes (slow fire). At least, while you are waiting for those guys to finish what they started, you can work on the ham and the squash. The ham needs careful care, slice it nicely and fry it a little in a pan, then add it to your soup. Finally, get working on the squash. You do not need to peel it, just make sure you wash it. I took the liberty to slice it into circles, I think it makes it fun to look at the soup. Cut parsley and celery, add all what is left there to add, cover it with parsley, and….YOU ARE DONE!

Feedback: I would definitely use rice next time. It makes this soup even thicker. But of course, it is just an option!

Get acquainted with this one, it will leave you warm on a cold day!

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