Caprine Cuteness and Chit Chat

Homegrown products to nourish your family

Homesteading Blog

Ruminations of goat antics, farm happenings and anything else that comes to mind!


November 1, 2018

My November Guest

by Robert Frost

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,

Thinks these dark days of autumn rain

Are beautiful as days can be;

She loves the bare, the withered tree;

She walks the sodden pasture lane.......

November is one of my most favorite months!  Beautiful fall leaves, a cold snap to put a little pep in your step, and warm and nourishing home made soups!!  

Today I want to share my own recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.  I made this for our Halloween dinner last night using some of our home grown squash and it was delicious!  Enjoy!!


2 medium butternut squash

3 carrots

1 onion

2 c. any kind of broth (beef, chicken or bone, or you can use water.  I use my home made chicken broth)

1 c. Half-n-Half

1 c. apple juice

1/3 c. maple syrup

1/8 heaping tsp. nutmeg

1/4 heaping tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. curry powder

2 tsp. butter

olive oil

salt & pepper

Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.  Place face down in a large baking dish.  Peel carrots and add to dish.  Slice onion into wedges and also add to baking dish.  Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over all and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until veggies are tender.  

Remove from oven and let cool.  Scrap cooked squash out of the shells and add to the rest of the cool veggies.  Puree with a stick blender or food processor and then pour into a large pot or sauce pan.  Stir in broth and apple juice until smooth.  Add nutmeg, cinnamon, curry powder, maple syrup and butter and heat to a boil. 

Reduce to simmer and stir in the Half-n-Half.  Simmer the soup until heated thoroughly and serve with salt and pepper to taste.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!  It goes great with freshly baked bread.  

Stay tuned this month for some Sassy Soap and Lotions Holiday announcements!!  You don't want to miss out!

Come Thank the Farmers at The Farmer's Market, 51st and Sheridan, Tulsa, OK

Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty