A List Maker's Life: Soup-er Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soup-er Saturday

Update: I did put this soup together this afternoon once I found my missing ingredient. The kids liked it because it was not overly pumpkinish. In the future I would make a few adjustments of my own to the recipe. I'd suggest that 3 cans of chicken broth would be enough. As written the soup was a bit watered down, making it a little tricky for the kids to get from their spoons to their mouths:). I'd also suggest salt and peppering to taste instead of to teaspoon. Enjoy!

I am looking forward to giving this soup a try this Saturday. In fact, I was hoping to have a picture of the finished product to share in this post, but both grocery stores I checked today were out of canned pumpkin. Seriously?!?!? It is the week before Halloween, perhaps they need to consider supply and demand when it comes to stocking. Anyway, when I find my missing ingredient we will be enjoying this soup!

Pumpkin Soup

4 (14 oz.) cans ready to serve chicken broth
2 cups frozen corn
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz. can solid pack pumpkin
1 cup half and half
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves

Combine broth, corn, onion, and garlic in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until onion is tender. Stir in pumpkin and blend well. Cover pan and simmer 5-10 minutes. Then add half and half, salt, pepper, and thyme; stir well. Heat for 2-3 minutes until steaming.

Top with a bit of pesto, roasted corn kernels, and Parmesan cheese.
Makes 8 servings

I have had this recipe cut and pasted in a to-make file for awhile and I don't remember where I found it online. Sorry!

What soup will you have simmering this Saturday. I'd love to see you links in the comments!

Perhaps you'd like to serve your soup with a side of Jack-O-Lantern quesadillas. The kids each custom designed their cut out tortilla shells. We filled the quesadillas with cheddar cheese and chicken strips. Here's a picture of our creations, pre griddle. Once the cheese melts it looks like a candle glow from inside the pumpkin.

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  1. now that sounds good!! our stores around here have had a hard time keeping canned pumpkins stocked... weird!

  2. Seems a little early to have it out of stock, but I found that as well when I needed it for a recipe. Let us all know how the soup comes out! I have never tried a pumpkin soup, but am curious. I think of it as more of a dessert thing, but will be interested to hear how it goes.

  3. I love soup!!! I could have soup and half a sandwich every day and I'd be happy :)... I keeping this yummy recipe, thanks for sharing :)

  4. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing it sounds awesome!

  5. Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I LOVE the quesadillas! What a great idea!!


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