Brr! All this cold weather really has me craving for some broccoli cheese soup. I thought I'd share the recipe for the best kind I've ever had, made for me by my Grandma Caldwell while I was home for the holidays.
The best part of this recipe? The dairy ingredients, of course! It calls for six cups of milk, in addition to cheese and butter.
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1 8 oz. package of kluski noodles
1 teaspoon salt
2 10 oz. packages of frozen chopped broccoli
1 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic powder
6 cups of milk (Grandma used whole milk)
1 pound of Velveeta cheese, cubed (but I'm sure you could use some farmstead cheese, like from Dairygoddess!)
Sauté butter and onions for three minutes. Heat water and bouillon cubes with butter and onions until it boils. Add noodles and salt until it boils, then boil for 10-12 minutes. Do not put lid on.
Add broccoli and garlic and cook for four minutes. Add milk and cheese. Stir until blended. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside for an hour or in the refrigerator overnight.
I couldn't help also including this Christmas photo. My mom gave aprons as gifts to my sister Sarah (left), me (middle) and my sister-in-law Kelly (right). If you want one of these super cute aprons for yourself, visit http://www.flirtyaprons.com/