Sunday, January 25, 2009

Savory Sundays: Creamy Broccoli Soup

I never used to be a big fan of broccoli. It never looked quite appetizing nor could I really eat it raw; if I ever ate it, it was in a soup. So I can't explain why I first tried this recipe. I never cared for broccoli and I certainly didn't care for broccoli soup but there I found myself interested in broccoli soup of all things.

I think I made a wise choice though. I think deep down inside I knew it was healthy and should be part of my meal plan. I made this recipe for broccoli soup which I found on All Recipes. The first time I made it was sometime in early '08, about a year ago, and when the weather finally started to get cold here I found myself wanting to make it again.

Here is the broccoli before I began dicing it up.


Honestly it wasn't going well. It was taking too long to cut and the pieces were big even after I cut them. So I just tossed it all in the good processor.


I doubled the recipe so I needed five cups of cut-up broccoli. I tossed in a pan with some chicken broth and onions.


Afterward I added milk which had been slightly thickened with flour. I added some cheddar cheese too.


The soup was great and because I had used the food processor I was able to get more broccoli in and the soup tasted quite like broccoli, more so than in my previous attempts at it.


After dinner my wife said I owned that recipe, that I had made it my own. It's safe to say that I never would have I would enjoy making - and eating - a broccoli recipe, but that's the case.

2 comments:

Ange said...

Just seems so easy.

Gonna put this on the list.
My kids actually like broccoli, and we just don't get enough green in our diet these days.

I hope the running's going well.
My knees are feeling weird.
First time I ever used Asics.
I'm one of those strange people who prefer Nikes as running shoes, and might need to go out and get some, just to prove to myself that I haven't screwed up my knees some other way.
Maybe I just need to eat more broccoli soup!

L.B. said...

I couldn't get my kids to eat this. I think they'd eaten at my mom's that day so I wasn't worried about them not eating this. They're 5 and 3 so maybe in a year or three they'll be open to it.

I bought Asics on someone's advice and have liked them from the start so my knees or ankles or shins or maybe even my hips may hurt if I switched shoes too... well maybe not my hips... I guess you get accustomed to something and it's hard to break away from it.