Saturday, September 13, 2008

Broccoli soup

Kind of strange to be making soup when it's 90 degrees outside but hey, I had leftovers. This is another of those quick lunches for us (I love that DH rides his bike to school and that it's close enuf so that he can come home for lunch). Our oldest son likes this soup so much that whenever we have broccoli with dinner (which is alot) he wants me to make extra so he can have soup the next day.

Ingredient portions are kind of iffy because it depends on how much broccoli I have sitting around. This day it was just a small amount, probably a single crown, cooked. So I sauteed about a half inch slice of onion, diced, in butter and olive oil....added 2 tablespoons of flour to make a roux. Just as it was starting to color, I added about a cup of chicken broth and stirred to thicken. Meanwhile, I used another 1/2 cup of broth to mush up (technical term) the broccoli in the food processor. Add to onion broth along with a bit of grated Parmesan and about a half cup of cream....optional, but why?

Even in the heat, this was a good meal. We had it with whole grain bread ...and butter....but no wine. Steve had to get back to torturing the youth of America and needed to be sober :)


Steve said...

This is the best soup ever, no husbandly bragging. I do love this any time of the year. Fresh bread and butter makes it one of those meals that one could live on, indefinitely.


Julie said...

Sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for the recipe!