Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday's Wonderful Recipe

UPDATE! I recently linked this post to Skip To My Lou for Made By You Mondays. Go Check out some other GREAT Soup Recipes. OK....so I have been thinking of things I make for dinner on a regular basis, that you might want to cook. I know it is getting warmer (OK...so it has been hot the last few days) but with this evening getting stormy (Ahhh! Will it ever end?), I thought I would share my favorite "comfort food" recipe. The food that I make when things are cold and dreary, no matter what season it is. Broccoli Cheese Soup ½ cup butter 1 onion chopped 1 (16 oz) pkg frozen chopped broccoli 4 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth or 8 cups bouillon cube broth 1 (16 oz) loaf Velveeta, cubed 2 cups milk 1 TBS. garlic powder 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup water In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in cheese until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup, cook stirring constantly until thick. You can use any kind of milk you have, but I found if you use non-fat milk, it thickens it faster. Fresh broccoli can also be used, just cook the soup until it is crunchy-soft. Vegetable broth can be used in place of the chicken broth. I serve this in bread bowls, with fresh rolls, with bread sticks, and of course with saltines just for Sethy. (Don't ever tell him I used his nickname on here, he would kill me!)

4 Comments:

Allison & Ben said...

This is one of my favs from you. Maybe we'll have to make it if the weather stays nasty.

Katie said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

Did you just call my brother "Sethy"? L.O.L!

Sun Tea for Sinners said...

MMMMMMMMM.....I love soup! What time will you be serving? I can almost taste it! Picture Homer Simpson drooling.