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Sustaining Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is perfect for all and social gatherings. Not only is it flavorful and warming it is also helpful for deepening relationships and influencing others to your side. Serve with Problem Solving Fried Onions for added flavor and benefit.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Leandra Witchwood, © 2015 The Magick Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • Heavy Cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until tender. Add squash, water, stock, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  2. Using a hand blender (boat motor) or a blender puree squash and cream cheese until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through, without bringing to a boil.
  3. Garnish with a drizzle of heavy cream and fried onions.

Recipe Notes

Make it a Magickal Recipe:
Squash is one of the key elements in the story of The Sisters. Squash is called the Sustaining Sister and is well known for its attributes of prosperity and nourishment. Squash is also believed to be useful in deepening relationship with friends, family and lovers. In times of turmoil use squash to “get people on your side” when the situation calls for it.