Monday, August 4, 2008

Real Cream of Broccoli Soup

My Cream of Broccoli Soup
Oh my! This is so very good! It's better than anything I've ever had out. I just have to share it with you. If you've got a source of fresh cream, it's all the better!

You need:
non-stick spray or butter
garlic cloves,
an onion,
a bag of frozen broccoli pieces,
cream, as much as you can
milk, to fill in where you run out of cream
salt
pepper

Here's how I do it. I take a saute pan and put a little non-stick spray or butter in it. I add lots of minced garlic. Our family loves garlic. If you're unsure, or y'all don't like it so much, just add a little or omit it altogether.

Next, chop up an onion. Make the pieces however you like them in soup.
Add the onion to the garlic. Now, open up your bag of frozen broccoli and pour it in with the garlic and onion. Stir this all together until the onion begins to turn translucent and the broccoli is thawed, warm, and still bright green.

Oh, this is where it gets good! Add just a little bit of water, maybe 1/4 cup, to the saute pan to get all those nice juices. Now put it all in a soup pot. Mine is 10 quarts, but 4 or 5 would probably be adequate, unless you double it!

Slowly pour the cream and milk in while you're heating the mixture over medium low heat. The amount is up to you, depending on how thick or thin you wish your soup to be. My family likes it thick. I have a source of raw cow's milk; so, I skim the cream and half and half off, and use those.

If it's not as thick as you like, take a half a cup of cold milk and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix them together in a cup. Now, just stir the thickener into the soup and stir stir stir!

As soon as it's thick and hot enough for you, you can eat it. I like to leave it all on low for a little while to let the flavors blend.

You can add grated cheese of your choice at this time if you wish.
This is also the time to add salt and pepper to taste.

8 comments:

  1. It's too hot to think about soup but I"ll save this recipe for fall! Are you keeping cool up there? And for the record, your blog is worth more than words can say! :)

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  2. Hi Sue!
    With 100+ temperatures, I'm staying inside today and so are the kids!

    A couple of years ago, we didn't have an air conditioner. I thank the LORD that we have one now.

    We love soup so much around here, we have it at least once a week. With four kids and a hungry man to feed, it is a real budget stretcher!

    God bless!
    Laura

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  3. That sounds delicious Laura. I love broccoli soup!

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  4. Oh this really sounds good. I can hardly wait to give it a try.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Lea

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  5. OK, Laura, this is what I'm making!! Everyone loves broccoli and the caramelized onions and garlic are just the best flavor to about anything from red peppers and tomatoes to you name it...thank you so much for sharing at Deep Roots At Home. I have really enjoyed looking at the things you write (and all these frugal and delicious foods) You are making me hungry! Time to eat :)
    Blessings and come again!! J

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  6. I love cream of broccoli soup and this sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  7. My favorite soup by far! and perfect for fall and anytime really! Thanks for sharing your easy recipe at the Fluster Buster Party! A must try for sure, your party co host, Lizy

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  8. Hi Lizy,

    I love Cream of Broccoli Soup when I can get cream! Thanks so much for talking back. It makes it worth it, doesn't it?

    Blessings,
    Laura
    Reaching forward to fall!

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I'm taking a short spring break, so I will have a lot of messages when I get back online. If you would like a reply to your comment, please be sure to leave your email address and ask me for a response. I moderate all comments, so it your comments won't show on the blog until I get back in the swing of things.

Thanks so much for your patience!

It will be good for me to unplug for a bit. Know what I mean?
Be blessed!
Laura