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.