Creamy Delicata + Apple Soup

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As much as I’ve tried to hang on to summer (and make it last forever) I’ve decided to finally let go. Fall is here- and that’s not a bad thing. Even though I’d forever state that summer is my favorite season, fall probably comes in a close second. Summer has only been gone for about two weeks and already it seems that the air has changed. Walking around outside I’ve noticed (especially after the sun goes down) that it smells like fall. Do you know what I mean?

There are certain things that I will always associate with this season: apples, pumpkin everything, Crock Pot cooking, football, changing leaves, beautiful sunsets… I’m sure I could go on. As it starts getting colder outside there is one thing that I crave all the time: soup! If I hear of a delicious-sounding soup on a restaurant menu or even see something boxed in the store, I have to get it. Each and every time I ask myself: why don’t I make this myself?

When I was thinking of a simple, fast soup recipe to make I immediately thought butternut squash + apple soup. When I went to the store to buy my ingredients I was immediately sidetracked by a beautiful pile of delicata squash. Although butternut squash is probably my favorite winter squash, I like delicata almost just as much. It’s slightly sweet, rich and buttery (and delightful!).

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