"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do,
and He will show you which path to take."
~~Proverbs 3:5-6~~
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. Jesus is Lord of my life and I strive daily to draw closer to Him. I love being a homemaker---taking care of my family and home. I enjoy couponing, cleaning, and cooking. I love to get the best deal on everything and find that yard sales and thrift stores are the perfect places for that. I have recently felt lead to write a Bible study and have been working on it in my spare time. I truly enjoy leading women's groups as we all seek to grow closer to the Lord. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading about what happens as I strive do all of this.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Soup

My son is 17 and just discovered that he liked broccoli recently, so today's lunch was based on him bragging about eating broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl at a restaurant that he really enjoyed.  I made "bowls" yesterday from my sourdough starter.  It was four perfectly sized bowls.  This morning I made the soup totally making it up as I went.
I first softened a chopped onion in butter. I added dried celery flakes, chili powder, and minced garlic to that. While that was going, I started a roux from flour and butter in a another pan.  Once the onions were ready, I used my immersion blender to blend the onion so I would not have pieces but a just a base to the soup.  I added the roux mixture along with concentrated chicken stock to the onion base.  While that was cooking and being whisked, I started cooking the broccoli.  Once the broccoli was softened, I added it along with a can of evaporated milk to the base.  I then whisked until smooth and added 2% milk until it was the desired consistency.  The finishing touch was two good handfuls of grated sharp cheese.  Once the cheese was melted, I dipped it into the bread bowls, topped with a little cheese and chili powder, and then served.  It was a hit to say the least.  My husband LOVED it!!!  My son said it was better than what he had at the restaurant.  SUCCESS!!!

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