Saturday, September 19, 2009

Broccoli Soup...for the soul?

Our weather is finally cooling down (ok...97 degrees instead of 112...fall is in the air in Arizona!) and I was in the mood for homemade soup!
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So, my family just LOVES when I try new recipes (NOT!!!) and when I saw this recipe for broccoli soup on a blog that I follow (Soulemama) I just had to give it a try. I've never cooked with leeks before and have been wanting to -- finally got my chance. (I've been watching Food Network too much lately! Ha!)

Broccoli Soup

6-8 cups broccoli, chopped
4 medium sized potatoes, cut into chunks
1-2 leeks, sliced
1 onion (red), peeled and cut into chunks
1/3 cup heavy cream
water or stock
1 teaspoon salt
ground pepper

Place broccoli, potatoes, leeks, salt and onion in a soup pot. Fill with water (or stock) until everything is just barely covered. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, until broccoli is very tender.
Puree until smooth. Add desired amount of cream. Add pepper. Adjust salt, if necessary.
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The soup looked SO yummy before it started cooking -- colors so bright and all...
Then came the puree and cream and Doug and Carrie with turned up noses...
And, well, I added salt and a little more pepper...little more salt...little more pepper... Doug was a good sport and had two bowls. Carrie managed one spoonful and "wasn't hungry." It just wasn't a big hit with any of us.
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This morning after running some errands I came back home and noticed that our house had a broccoli order -- not in a good way. So, I baked a cake to make the house smell better...and also to redeem myself with Doug and Carrie. It worked. :o) ♥
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Anyone have another broccoli soup recipe that you'd recommend? Suggestions on what went wrong with this one?
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2 comments:

photogmichelle said...

I reallly do like broccoli soup, but onlly when someone else makes it.

Kristi said...

This one sounds yummy - I may alter it a little so it becomes vegan friendly and try it out!

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