Last weekend, I went to my local cookbook store (that’s right, my nearest bookstore is solely dedicated to cookbooks—it’s a dangerous place for me), and selected a book of soups and sides to take me through this winter. The first soup I made was Butternut Squash Roasted Pear with a Chocolate Drizzle; the side was Chocolate Biscotti. What?! you say. You read that right, chocolate. How could I say no to an adventure like that?
It turns out that the soup itself was pretty easy, and the biscotti were the hard part. And I know you’re wondering what it tasted like. Well, I won’t say that chocolate is what butternut squash soup has been missing all my life, but it was pretty good! And the melted swirls of chocolate in the orange soup were pretty, so I’ll probably make it again, maybe for a dinner party. The biscotti may or may not be invited.