Oh St. Louis, what are we going to do with you? 90 degrees one day, cool and rainy the next? But I'm not going to let this crazy weather stop me from devouring this soup.
Heatwave or not, the calendar says fall and so does the farmer's market bounty. I went to the Tower Grove Farmers' Market this weekend (my favorite) and picked up a few butternut squash. It's easily my favorite fall veggie and over the weekend when I was in a lazy, stay-in kind of mood, I made a couple of dishes with it. First up is this soup.
This is a take on my mom's chicken noodle soup, which I believe is the best out there. The other week I had a butternut squash noodle soup at Companion (so sad the Clayton location is closing, but luckily the Ladue one is just as convenient). So I definitely wanted to try adding butternut squash to her recipe and it was perfect! Its hearty and comforting and basically just warms the soul. Which in the heat this week might not be the best thing...
But already the weather is swinging the other way, who knows it will probably snow by the end of the week. (No, lets not even joke about that.) My favorite thing about soup is that you can tweak it to your preference. You could add other veggies, or omit the noodles, you could take away the chicken to make it vegetarian, so many options!
I've definitely been devouring this while binge watching a lot of TV lately. I feel like fall TV has definitely stepped up its game this year. Right now my list is Westworld, This is Us, Younger, Notorious plus trying to finish up Sherlock! So many shows, so little time. Plus I can't spend all my time inside when there's lots of fall festivities to partake in! I'd love to know your favorite fall activities, even if we're doing them during a heat wave here in St. Louis!
Butternut Squash Chicken Noodle Soup
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