Monday, November 16, 2015


Pumpkin continues to be the focus around here.  It has been a lot of fun discovering all the ways pumpkin can be used besides in pie.

I have mentioned Skinnytaste previously.  This is one of my favorite recipe sources.  Gina does a marvelous job creating recipes that are tasty and healthy.  I recommend that you go to her website to see for yourself what is offered there.

This recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup appeared a few weeks ago.  I fudged a bit and used canned pumpkin as I didn't have any fresh pumpkin ready to roast.

Pumpkin Sage Soup
5 cups pumpkin
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup shallots, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth can be substituted for vegetarians)
1 Tablespoon fresh sage, plus more for garnish
salt and fresh pepper to taste
reduced fat sour cream for garnish, optional

- Saute shallots in oil on medium heat about 4 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
- Add pumpkin and broth to the pot, along with sage, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.  Simmer, covered for about 15 minutes.

In the pot, ready to cook.

A very tasty way to begin a meal!

China - Strawberry and Vine, Wedgewood
Flatware - Chateau, Oneida


  1. Sounds tasty, Sister, and I wouldn't even add any chocolate chips to this one! LOL Have a marvelous Monday! Love you!

  2. Looks great!! But what is the green ?? Green onions??

  3. That is such a yummy looking soup Nellie.

  4. I use pumpkin for jack o'lanterns and sometimes I eat pumpkin soup. And my wife once made a pumpkin cake. Oh and once we had a cheese fondue in a pumpkin. But that's it.

  5. Your soup looks yummy. I've had squash soup that my daughter christine makes that is so yummy. I would imagine them to be similar in tastHugs,

  6. That sounds really good. I made squash soup on Saturday and it was sooo good, too...very similar to your pumpkin soup. xo Diana

  7. Willy Dunne Wooters loves pumpkin pie. He doesn't care that I buy them from Schwan' and stick them in the oven. He says they're delicious.


    1. I'm sorry. That should be Schwan's. The Schwan's man is one of my favorite people.

  8. I enjoy pumpkin soup, but will use this during the winter. It's a bit warm here right now:) The recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh, boy - it looks so good! We like pumpkin soup here, but maybe I'll put some sage in it next time. :)