When Brady and I started living together in Valdosta we'd always throw a big 'bonfire bash' and invite lots of our friends over...even when the south Georgia weather wasn't quite cool enough for such things. Eh, we're rebels! One of the things that I'd always cook up was a big batch of spicy pumpkin soup because it's a) easy b) enough to feed lots of folks and c) delicious. So, even though we aren't having a shindig this year in Athens (we still don't know too many people up here...but that will hopefully change soon) I decided to whip up some soup for the two of us. Pair it with some fresh bread and a good beer (Red Hoptober is our new favorite), and you've got a hearty dinner on your hands...
- 6 cups of roasted pumpkin
- 5 cups of veggie stock
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 T chopped roasted garlic
- 2 t curry powder
- 2 small pinches powder cayenne pepper (be sure to wash your hands after handling!!!)
- 1/4 t smoked paprika (optional)
- 2 large pinches of fresh ground pepper
I'm planning on having a big bowl of this tonight after I finished getting organized for the day. Maybe finally watch a documentary I've been obsessing over lately? Yes, that sounds amazing!
Happy Friday everyone!
PS - Today at the restaurant I waited on a guy who looked exactly like Andrew Bird. Guess who's in town and playing in Athens tonight? Yep! I met Andrew Bird and didn't even know it at the time. Ha!