Sticky sweet caramelized goodness. Are you salivating yet? If not, then the smell of the butternut squash roasting in the oven with sage and garlic most defnitely will get you to.
If you have friends over they will be begging you to let them eat it straight out of the oven. It smells and tastes that good. There is a risk that the squash never makes it into this soup. Stay strong. The result is worth it.