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7.27.2011

Double Cheese and Broccoli Soup

Ah yes the broccoli is still going to town in the garden and my kids have been asking for my broccoli cheese soup. Who am I to deny? We all love this soup recipe, it's a true family favorite. As luck would have it our first bulk food order was delivered here yesterday and I got a pound of grated Parmesan in my order. We love it for topping popcorn but I used some to really cheese up the soup, it got rave reviews.

Double Cheese and Broccoli Soup

2 TBSP cooking oil
1/4 of an onion, chopped
3 large heads of broccoli, stems chopped and heads broken to bite sized pieces
6 cups water or broth
1 TBSP of kosher salt--only if you don't use salty broth
1 cup milk
3 TBSP flour
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan
salt and pepper as needed

heat the oil in a 4 quart dutch oven
quickly saute the onion in the oil
add the chopped broccoli
stir and cook for a minute or so
add the water or broth scraping the pan to get up any little tasty bits
add the salt if using
bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until broccoli is tender
meanwhile mix the milk and the flour in a small jar, put the lid on and shake until smooth
when the broccoli is tender slowly whisk in the milk flour mixture
cook and stir until soup is thickened nicely
then sprinkle on the cheddar and slowly cook and stir until blended in
do the same with the Parmesan
add salt and pepper as needed
serve soup with extra cheese sprinkle on top




We're now ordering bulk foods from Azure Standard and having them delivered to our house, like I said our first order came in yesterday, our order came and was picked up smoothly by everyone. I really love buying food in bulk and will try to note when I use products we get from Azure so anyone can see how to integrate that much food into your life. If you are local and want to join with us in ordering feel free to contact me and I'll add you to our group. Of course there is no obligation to buy every month and we don't charge any handling fee of course tips are always appreciated. HA!


Peace and Love--


2 comments :

  1. I get bulk food deliveries from a restaurant supply house. It's so much easier than trundling off to the store for several carts worth of supplies all the time.

    And we love cream of broccoli soup here, too. The cheese addition looks great!

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  2. That sounds great! I have everything here. including the divine Lunachick Farm cheeses. I'm going to see if my Mom will throw this together tonight. Thanks!

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