Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Another soup that is at the top of my favorites list is broccoli cheese soup. Panera Bread will always make the best, in my opinion, but it can always be replicated at home. Not a clone but it still does the trick :)

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Adapted from
  1. Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
  2. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
  3. Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don't. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.

I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving! As you are reading this I am mostly likely frantic in the kitchen as I prepare my family's Thanksgiving meal! Like I said last week, it would only take a short time for me to have my OCD lists compiled. Aren't they pretty ;)
I'm actually really excited and I bet Mom and Josh are sick of getting random texts and phone calls with questions from me!  Wish me luck!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!