I have been Barefoot In Paris with Ina for the majority of my cooking so this challenge was easy for me. I chose a warm winter soup for a rare cool day in California. My husband is also traveling so I picked a recipe he would not like, namely anything with butternut squash.
The winter squash in this soup are pumpkin and butternut. The other ingredients are onion, chicken broth and half and half. This recipe is pretty straight forward and could be a one pot meal if you use an immersion blender. I like my pureed soups smooth so I used my blender. I had high hopes for this soup since it included some of my favorite ingredients but this soup fell flat for me. I am not sure what was missing but something was for me. The recipe gets 5 stars on the Food Network so maybe it is just me. If you make this recipe let me know what you think. Update: the second time I had it I liked it better. I took some of this soup to a co-worker for lunch and she enjoyed it.