I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cream of Broccoli Soup

This is definitely one of our favorites, but Boudin only serves it on Thursday nights which isn't so convenient for us. So I attempted to make my own, and it turned pretty well actually. I bought some 8 ounce sourdough rounds and made a bread bowl for the soup. Not bad, but maybe a little TOO cheesy, if there is such a thing! Next time, I might add some more milk at the end, just to thin it out a bit.

  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped roughly
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup milk

1. In large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a low boil. Add fresh broccoli and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on medium high. Melt butter, then add onions. Cook approximately 5-8 minutes until brown and tender.

2. Add flour to onions and mix until thick, then add milk and continue stirring. Pour onion mixture into the pot with the broccoli and chicken broth. Stir to combine.

3. Add 1/2 of the cubed cheese to pot and stir to melt thoroughly over medium-low heat. Be careful not to boil the soup, or the cheese will separate. Add remaining cheese and stir to melt. Mix in ground pepper and garlic powder. If the soup is too thick, slowly stir in about 1/8 cup of milk until you reach the desired consistency.

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