So, put down that book (hopefully one of mine!) and make yourself a pot of soup. This is an easy recipe guaranteed to please. My girls love it.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
1 tsp canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth (I use the less sodium kind)
1 bunch of broccoli, large stems removed and chopped into small pieces
2 1/2 cups reduced fat (or fat free) milk
1/3 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz. grated cheddar cheese
Heat non-stick pot and add oil. Sauté onion and garlic for 4 min. or until soft. Add broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 min. or until broccoli softens. Mash with potato masher until broccoli is only slightly chunky.
Combine milk and flour with a whisk until blended. Add to broccoli mixture and cook 5 min. until thickened, stirring frequently. Add seasonings and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Yields 4 generous servings.
I like to serve this with sandwiches for an easy dinner. Philly Cheese Steak or Grilled Ham, Cheese and Tomato are great choices. Enjoy!
Oh, if you're looking for something to read by that fire, pick up a copy of one of my romantic suspense books, guaranteed to keep you turning the pages long after the soup is gone. Buy links and blurbs can be found on my website.