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November 4, 2015

My Super Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Moving to Edmonton has seemed to mean colder days.  With November came snow, for the past two days!  This means that it was time to make a big batch of cream of broccoli soup and freeze some for those inevitable days where I don't feel like making anything for dinner/lunch.  This is a rough recipe, since I usually change things up and just taste as I go.  Plus my lovely neighbour has been digging up all her veggies from her massive garden and has been passing some down to me, so I threw a bunch of the carrots in this time and they added a some sweetness that I really like!

Here's the recipe (this made about 5 big servings, big = filled one of those small twist top ziploc containers, if that doesn't make sense to you, I mean these things.)

1 small onion (I use sweet but you could mix this up)
2 broccoli florets
1 cup of carrots
1 box of chicken broth (or veggie)
2 tablespoons butter
1 carton (1L)  half & half cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
cornstarch or flour to thicken if needed

Start by chopping up all your veggies into whichever size you prefer.  I like big chunks of broccoli and tiny tiny pieces of onion.  In a big pot, melt butter and sauté onions.  Once the onions start to get a little soft, I throw in the carrots cause they take a while to cook through.  Then I add in the chicken broth and cream.  Bring this just to a boil and throw in your broccoli.  Now is when you kind of just have to fudge with the recipe until you get it the way you like.  I don't like my broccoli over-cooked, plus since I freeze it and reheat it, it will cook more than so I leave it with a bit of a bite to it.  When the broccoli is how I like it, I throw in my shredded cheese and stir constantly until it melts, I find this helps thicken and gives more flavour to the soup.... plus who doesn't like cheese.  I use some corn starch to thicken and salt and pepper until it tastes how I like it.  Portion into the Ziploc containers, I find the small ones are a perfect size for me, label if you wish and throw them in the freezer.  Take them out the morning of to thaw or throw in the microwave for a bit to get it out of the container and reheat over the stove.

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