Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Soup of the Week

If you're like me, I crave warm comfort foods when the weather turns cold, and soup was what the weather called for today.  I thought maybe I'd do a weekly post sharing some of my favorite winter soup recipes ~ at least until I run 
out of my "tried and true" recipes.
Today I made Cream of Broccoli Soup.
 There is nothing like a good bread to compliment any soup.  This bread is just an inexpensive Italian bread, but it is superb when toasted and smothered in butter.

This is one of my sets of fall dishes.  I don't have a full set because I got them at a church festival.  It was the last day and they were letting you fill a grocery bag with anything you wanted for only $2.  In this case, they gave me a box to fill and this set compliments perfectly a fall leaves pattern I already had.

Cream of Broccoli Soup
1/4 pound butter
1 cup flour
1 quart milk (you can use part half and half for extra richness)
1 onion chopped
broccoli (you can use as much as you'd like and either fresh or frozen will do)
2 - 3 chicken bouillon cubes
cheese ( I prefer a mixture of hot pepper cheese and sharp cheddar cheese)
salt & pepper to taste
Saute the chopped onion in the melted butter until golden, but not brown.  Make a white sauce by stirring in the flour and then slowly adding the milk.  Stir constantly over a low to medium heat.  You can add more milk if the consistency is too thick.  Add the crushed bouillon cubes.  Boil or steam the broccoli until just tender, but not cooked and then add to the white sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese if desired.  I usually shred an 8-ounce brick of cheese and add it while cooking the white sauce to give the soup more flavor, but this is a matter of preference.  You could also substitute other vegetables or seafood in place of the broccoli.  ~  Serves 5 to 6.

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Kathy Moreland said...

Your soup looks so delicious! The brocoli matches your bowl!! Great find, btw!

Candy S said...

You know this is exactly what I want to make for the weekend. The high temperature is only supposed to be 30 degrees Saturday. Wouldn't this soup just warm you up all over? Thank you for sharing,

My Garden Diaries said...

I am not kidding when I say that I LOVE soup! And I actually have a rotation of soups that I make in the winter! I have been looking for a cream of broccoli recipe! This could not have come at a better time!!! Pinning this right now!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh yum! This sounds delicious.

- The Tablescaper

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady'
Your soup looks yummy!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post, hope you have a wonderful week with your family.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a great idea! I was looking for an easy soup recipe for next weekend, but I wanted something I don't usually do and that's perfect. Iim adding broccoli to my grocery list.

Down to Earth Style said...

Soups are such a satisfying food to eat in the cooler months. Creamy broccoli sounds delicious.

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