Monday, January 26, 2009

Super Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

OK, I know this doesn't look good, but don't let it scare you from trying it. . .it is super yummy! It's best on a cold day with some warm rolls.

Broccoli Soup

This is not an exact recipe so you will have to guess a little. This is how my friend, Shalon, told me how to make it over the phone one day:

Place broccoli flowerets in a soup pan. Maybe 1/2 full. Add chicken broth to just over the top of the broccoli. Add a few stocks of celery chopped up. 1/2 onion if you like onions. Simmer until the broccoli is soft. I use a hand wand shake blender(whatever its called) but you can scoop the broccoli out into your blender or food processor and cream till smooth. I leave a few chunks in the soup to give it a little texture. Add back into pan. Now this is the good part. I have only seen this cheese on the farm in Idaho, but put about 1/2 a block of velveeta cheese in the soup and heat until it is smooth and melted. Trust me, your kids will take one look at the green soup and not want to eat it, but once they try it, you'll have to make it again and again.
Suggestion: Great with Oatmeal Rolls posted earlier.