Creamy Spiced Acorn Squash Soup
directions: 1. Prepare squash, poke all over with a fork and microwave until softened, about 4-5 minutes. 2. Allow to cool and scoop out flesh, discard seeds and rind. Heat butter over medium-low heat in a large pot. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add salt and spices, cook for 30 seconds. 3. Add squash and water. Turn up heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-12 minutes. 4. Purée with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender. Stir in cream and serve.