I was raised in a big Italian family with Sundays filled with huge gatherings eating Macaroni n' Meatballs. I may have an Italian last name, and a love for pasta but I am part English as well. So while Christmas Eve is reserved for all things Italian Christmas Day has always been a tribute to all things English. A proper English Dinner with Yorkshire Pudding, roast and roasted veggies!
This year we changed it up a bit, we went with Porterhouse Steaks, Butternut Squash Soup, Brussels Sprouts and baked potatoes all smothered in a creamy Whiskey Cream Sauce.
Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Apple Soup:
Roast two sweet potatoes and 2 butternut squash for about 45 minutes (until meat is tender). Saute one medium onion in butter until soft. Add in the flesh of the sweet potato and squash along with 2 peeled and diced apples. Sprinkle about 1/4tsp each of Ginger, Cardamon, Garlic, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Chili Powder. Let apples saute for about 5 minutes and then cover with broth (turkey, chicken or vegetable) I used about 1 box of broth.
Simmer for about 20-25 minutes until all the apples and potatoes are soft. Using a hand blender puree entire mixture. (Can also transfer to blender if you don't have a hand blender, but I highly suggest getting one! Makes life soo much easier). Serve hot with either croutons, fried onions or a dollop of greek yogurt.