Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Autumn Pumpkin Bisque~

Autumn Pumpkin Bisque~
1 sweet potato (chopped and boiled)
1 small onion (chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 cup pumpkin (canned or homemade puree)
1 carrot (chopped)
1 celery stalk (chopped)
4 cups chicken stock (or veggie stock)
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (I use a large freeze dried mix) sage,thyme,rosemary etc.

In a large stock pot saute chopped veggies in about 2T olive oil or butter until veggies are soft.
Add remaining ingredient except heavy cream and simmer for about 10 minutes.
With a hand blender, blend soup down until somewhat smooth or desired consistency.
(I like some chunks left)
Add heavy cream.......stir and serve!
I dished out mine with a grilled cheese sandwich on my homemade wheat bread!
This bisque would be a great Thanksgiving Day starter~
You could even serve it up in a large hollowed out pumpkin~boy that would be a show stopper!
Or give each guest their own small mini pumpkin filled with bisque!
I will be hosting a giveaway so come back and see what I'm givin' away!
Here is a hint* it has to do with Autumn!
Can you guess what it could be?

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