The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.
Well. This recipe was inserted in the packaging around an LLBean order. It’s delish. However, our progeny think squash is from Mars or something and don’t like it. Phooey on them!
Saute onion, garlic and spices in melted butter until very soft. If it sticks, add a little water to the pan. Add mushrooms and cook another 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Puree mushroom mixture. Add to pureed squash in a large stock pot. Add chicken stock. Stir in brown sugar until it dissolves. Cook until hot. Taste and adjust spices. Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of almonds.
NOTE: Original recipe called for adding salt, which we decided was not necessary.