Savory Squash Soup
(adapted from Bon Apetit)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) butternut squash, peeled and chopped
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon sage
1-2 tablespoons milk
1) Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
2) Add broth, water, squash, thyme and sage; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
3) Working in batches, purée soup in blender to desired consistency. Return soup to same pot and bring to a simmer. If soup is too thick, stir in 1-2 tablespoons milk. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!