Well we are starting to get settled into our "rental", I say it like that cause it doesn't feel like home yet. :) But it is close! Since the kitchen isn't a huge mess any more and I gave it a much need scrub down I decided it was time to make some dinner. Since we've both been sick I decided a good soup was needed. In the cookbook I made (Did I ever tell you I made a cookbook? It's just a collaboration of family, friends and food blog recipes that I have collected.) I found this easy recipe for broccoli cheese soup! It was delicious!! A must try! I found it on the Real Mom Kitchen website.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
Pepper to taste
2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better for the flavor - I just used medium cause I had it.)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 1/2 to 3 cups broccoli, chopped
Steamed chopped broccoli. Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15 to 20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soups starts to thicken. Next add chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and steamed broccoli. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 4 servings.
I used just all cheddar cause that is what I had, and I would either cook the onion broth mixture a little longer or saute the onions a bit mine weren't as soft as I would have wanted them. Still delicious though!!