Thursday, March 8, 2012

cream of broccoli soup and a kitten

on monday, while ryan was at a meeting, i decided to make cream of broccoli soup.  broccoli is one of my favorite veggies, and i thought that warm soup would be perfect since it was cool outside.  i have loved cream of broccoli soup ever since i was a little girl, and my recipe is an adaptation of my mom's cream of broccoli soup recipe.  it turned out delicious, and i even had a furry little sous chef who sat on the kitchen counter and helped me make it!

cream of broccoli soup
prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 20-25 minutes
yields: 4 servings

ingredients:
1 1/2 - 2 pounds fresh broccoli, chopped
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 cup half and half
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
ground black pepper to taste

directions:
in a stock pot, bring broth to a boil.  add broccoli and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, until broccoli is tender.  in a separate pan, saut√© onions in butter, until onions are tender.  add onions to the broth and simmer.  pour the soup into a blender, and puree until smooth.  pour the soup back into the stock pot.  add cream and stir.  in a small bowl, whisk together flour and water.  slowly add the flour mixture to the soup and stir until thick.  season with pepper.

enjoy! 
love, laurie

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I't not a great fan of broccoli soup but I know people that are so will pass this on! The kitty looks so sweet here :)