Gingered Squash and Pear Soup

This one is another great recipe I got from my mother-in-law. She is a wonderful cook. So here goes. Ingrediants:

1 onion chopped 1 Tbsp grated ginger Olive Oil 1 large Butternut squash 2 ripe pears 4 cups (32 oz) chicken broth Sour cream (for garnish) Pumpkin seeds or Pine nuts (for garnish) Salt and Pepper to taste

Recipe:

Saute 1 chopped onion and 1 Tbsp grated ginger in a little oil in a large pot until onion is tender.

Add a large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut in chunks; Add 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped Add 4 cups chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste

Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes until squash is tender.

Cool slightly then with hand blender / regular blender puree until smooth.

Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds (or toasted pine nuts).

Makes 8 cups.

This is simply Delicious!