Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup. This is so easy to make! I usually half the recipe and use one medium-size squash, two shallots, 3/4 in. ginger and a can of low-sodium chicken broth. It makes two large bowls. When paired with grilled cheese, you might die of delicious overload.
Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheesy Croutons The strong cheeses provide a good opportunity to enjoy a full-flavored ale that doesn't dominate the food. Try Fuller's ESB from London, or Dock Street Ale from Philadelphia. The caramel flavors of Guinness stout would also work well, bringing out the sweetness of the onions.