We are hunkered down. Everyone is home and we are NOT going out until this blizzard stops blowing. The wind is blowing like crazy but inside it is nice & warm. I know my family & tonight they are going to be looking for some warm yummy food. So I am baking bread & making soup for supper. Well I have that planned & they girls will be making it. Ha!
This Happy Honey Wheat Bread recipe is delicious!
Don’t feel guilty if you have to have a piece right out of the oven with lots of butter & cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on it.
Tonight’s soup will be . . .
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
4 cups diced broccoli
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 cups instant dry milk
2-3 cups grated cheddar cheese
(Optional: 2 cups diced chicken and 1 cup dry brown rice)
Chop up broccoli & cook until tender in 2 cups of water. Add spices & onion as the broccoli is cooking. Mix 4 cups of broth, cornstarch and milk powder in a separate bowl—you can do this in your blender if you want. Combine with broccoli and cook until sauce is thickened. Add 2 cups of cheese & stir until melted. Additional cheese can be added to the top of the soup or in individual bowls.
If you want a higher protein meal you can add about 2 cups of cooked diced chicken. I also have a large portion of my family that claims this soup needs brown rice in it. I cook the rice(1 cup) in 2 cups water while I am preparing the rest of the soup. I add both chicken and rice to this recipe & it is perfect for a cold wintery day.
What warm comfort food are you reaching for tonight?