I made this soup using an acorn squash that I cut and
roasted as per Dorie's instructions. She mentioned using a
knife to test for doneness rather than the clock, however
I had to take mine out of the oven before
the 60 minute timer went off.
It was quite well done, and I scooped the meat
out of the shell instead of peeling it.
At this point, I liked the taste of the vegetable, but the
combination with the rest of the ingredients just did not work for me.
It is simple to make. I used my Cuisinart to blend the
soup and the result was very smooth and creamy.
Unfortunately, the soup was so bland that
Hubby and I did not enjoy it.
I decided to share the rest of the dish with Tricia's
family, hoping perhaps it will work for them.
I was really looking forward to trying this one -
just based on it's title. Love it all.
But after Nana delivered her pot of soup over here,
days before I was to try mine - well, you guessed it.
My incentive to try the recipe went south.
I decided that if my family enjoyed her soup, I would go
ahead and make a pot myself to work through the recipe.
It was not a hit.
Mixed results for sure. I found that when I tasted it
I spent all the time "deconstructing" the flavors in my mouth,
rather than just thinking "this tastes great".
Could not say that I disliked it, but I also couldn't say
that I like it very much either.
My younger son tried the soup and instantly
turned up his nose after one spoon. Done.
My husband has an adventurous palate and declared
that he liked it very much. I said that I would then make
a pot myself.....to which he responded that I need not go that far.
Nana and I did agree that we loved the texture of this soup.
We have often commented that we would love to replicate
various soups we have enjoyed in France, and Dorie
inspired us this week to get back in the kitchen and experiment.
That makes it a successful French Friday after all !
And P.S. - I told Nana I would handle the lamb next week
since another thing we have learned from FFWD is
who does and does not like Cardamom........
Claims to be the oldest Italian restaurant in Philly. Lidia is a fan and included their Chicken Trombino recipe in her new book, so they were invited to join the book signing. Lucky us !