Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Soup Season!

As soon as the temperature hits grey and gloomy it becomes soup season.  I love all kinds of soup and I love to make all kinds of soup.  I love fall for creamy soups! There are three I make a lot because they are so simple: cream of broccoli, cream of cauliflower, and butternut squash soup. 

Here is my recipe for cream of broccoli or cauliflower

one medium sized onion
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of flour
4 cups of chicken broth (or veggie if you want to make this vegetarian)
a "head" of broccoli or cauliflower
1/4 cup heavy cream

Chop up the onion and saute it in the butter until translucent and then add the flour to it to make a thickening agent, only let that cook for a few seconds before you add the chicken stock.  Chop of the broccoli or cauliflower and add to the chicken broth and bring it to a boil for a few minutes, then let is cook on low heat with a cover on top of it for about 20 minutes.  Then add the cream, stir together and put it in a blender and puree it.  But the puree back in the pot on low heat and add salt and pepper to taste.  And you are done! So easy!

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