Happy St. Patrick's Day all! We celebrated by taking my nephew to the Children's Museum in the morning and then waiting in the neverending line at Cossetta's for pizza. Since we were in St. Paul for the day, we got to see many interesting costumes and it was very cute when Antonio (who is 3 1/2) would ask if it was their real hair every time he saw a big green fluffy wig.
Speaking of green things, I thought it would be a long time until I roasted a poblano pepper again after roasting 60 of them for our work cooking class. Luckily, I only needed to roast one and it was very simple to handle. I pureed that along with some cooked butternut squash to make this soup.
The soup had the right amount of spice and I garnished it with leeks since we were out of green onions. Perfect for crunch!