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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I adapted a recipe a little from one I found on http://www.allrecipes.com and it turned out to be very yummy!

1/2 cup butter

1 small or 1/2 large onion, chopped

about 1 pound fresh broccoli florets, chopped

1 1/2 big containers of chicken broth

1 pound cheese (I used1/2 mild Wisconsin cheddar and 1/2 sharp Wisconsin cheddar)

1 cup 2% milk

1 cup whole milk

Garlic Powder to taste

2/3 cup corn starch

1 cup water

  1. In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli, and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, about 20  minutes. (You could use frozen broccoli, if you do that, it won’t need to cook for quite as long)
  2. Reduce heat, and stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder.
  3. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.

Let’s Do Lunch

The air is still hanging on to a chill here in Pittsburgh, which made yesterday a perfect afternoon for soup making.  A couple of friends came over for lunch yesterday and I made broccoli cheddar soup, sandwiches and yogurt parfaits.  I intended it to be a fairly “light” lunch, but we all ended up being pretty stuffed!

 

All 3 of the following recipes could easily be made for a larger group for a brunch of lunch.  If you are making the granola parfaits for a crowd, you could use either the plastic champagne flutes or wine glasses or even the short plastic cocktail cups and still have a nice effect.