• 1/2 stick butter
• 1 c. diced onion
• 1/4 c. plain flour
• 3 c. chicken stock
• 3 c. peeled & diced butternut squash
• 3 bay leaves
• 1 can cream of chicken or celery soup
• 1 c. whipping cream
• 1 lb. sm. peeled, uncooked shrimp

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan, over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until transparent, stir occasionally for about 10 minutes. Add flour and stir 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil, stir constantly. Add squash and bay leaves, simmer until squash is very tender about 15 minutes. Blend in can of soup and whipping cream. Season to taste and remove bay leaves. Puree soup in blender. Before serving, add shrimp and heat on low. Pumpkin can be substituted for squash. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Submitted by minasd.