Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Due to popular demand,*

daughter gave permission for her soup recipe to be posted

Broccoli Cheddar Soup (base recipe)

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Saute the onion in butter until tender
Stir in flour, salt & pepper, cook and stir until smooth and bubbly
Add broth and milk all at once, cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens
Add broccoli. Simmer, stirring constantly, until heated through
Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted

That's the base. She usually(I did) double the amount of cheese; as she says "Why not?" She has also, as I did this time, fried up some chicken and shredded it and then added it same time as the cheese. And if you've got it and it sounds good, you can fry up some bacon, chop it up and dump some on top just before serving. Or into your bowl just before eating. She's also thrown in some sliced mushrooms and garlic with the onion; lots of stuff you can do with it.

*Which means 'somebody actually read the post and asked'

1 comment:

Marja said...

Thanks. I'll tell you once I have tried it.