I mean, other than knowing that vegetarians and vegans are screwed -- there's absolutely no way to make this without animal products or bacon. So people who keep Kosher are screwed too. Sorry guys, I'm usually more sensitive.
Last night I was browsing Tastemakers (I think - I have the site bookmarked, I'll link tonight) and they had a post/picture of an Indian Potato Soup - with curry, coconut milk, potatoes..... and I nearly swooned.
Today, I was perusing the menu at Hale & Hearty Soup, and saw Mulligatawny!!! Glee!!!! So of course I ordered some and devoured it. Out of sheer glee. And while reading last night, and eating today, I kind of got to wondering whether I could add puree'd pumpkin to a curry-flavored soup... because mashed potatoes and mashed butternut squash have similar textures, and pumpkin is a similar COLOR to butternut squash and.... you can see where I went.
Then, after eating my delicious, creamy orangey mulligatawny soup.... I'm totally hooked. I'm totally figuring out how to make Mulligatawny soup and add pumpkin into it and just be..... happy.
Poor Jesse. Hope he likes orange.