|Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup|
I started by melting 3-4 T of butter, add a tablespoon, or so, of flour, cook on low for a minute, add approximately 2 cups of whole milk, on medium high, stirring occasionally until thickened. Add a dash of nutmeg, dry mustard, and salt & pepper. Then dump in as much shredded cheddar cheese as you like (I also had a mix of italian cheese that I added). Stir until all mixed. I then added about 2 cups of chicken broth to that mixture.
This actually should be stop one! Take a head of broccoli and chop it up (I use some of the stalk too), next time I will chop mine a bit smaller. Boil, then put a lid on it and take it off the heat (I don't like to overcook the broccoli). Let that sit for about 5 minutes. Then take a cup or so of the cooked broccoli, add to the blender with (okay I am going crazy with my font-not on purpose), with about a cup of chicken broth and blend. Add that to the cheese mixture, and add the rest of the cooked broccoli. Taste test to see if it needs more salt & pepper. It's quick and easy and delicious! Did I mention it is not fattening at all!!? No, I did not, because that would be lying! I guess I should have worked out more than an hour this morning!