Buon Natale dear readers, I may be a few days early but I can’t help it. I love Christmas and I am loving the cold weather we are having this year. Sure I enjoy the summer Christmases of Australia and the seafood barbies that go with it but I do love a good winter Christmas too. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and all that.
I do, however, have a confession to make……I bought, unwrapped and used a present already! Pam and Ian, my wonderful In-laws deposited some Christmas shopping $$$ into our account and I couldn’t hold out any longer, I bought the gift that keeps on giving!
I couldn’t stand it any longer, the days are getting colder, the pumpkins are ripe for the picking and we are all craving smooth velvety soups. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hearty Tuscan bean soups and ribollita but there is something luxurious about a smooth, creamy pumpkin soup you can dunk your buttery toast in.
I am so, so happy that a) I finally have a stick blender back in my life and b) It comes with an added attachment so I can now make dips and marinades. Does life get any better?
I know I should of waited a few more days to unwrap it but that was just not going to happen and I didn’t really think you’d mind too much Pam.
I will tell you that the boys grumbled home from school the other day asking what was for lunch and when I told them soup…..pumpkin soup they were so excited they gobbled down two bowls of the liquid gold. I call it liquid gold because cooking it with delicious olive oil gives the soup a fantastic velvety, smooth texture you can’t get enough of. Actually I made two batches of pumpkin soup in two days just to see if I was exaggerating the flavour………I wasn’t!
I thank you in advance Pam and Ian for my wonderful Christmas gift and don’t worry I have purchased a fabulous gift for the boys from you and have it all wrapped up for the 25th!
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of kitchen appliances, not when they can bring you and all your family and friends so much joy!
What do you want in your stocking this year?