Friday, January 21, 2011

Warming up in Winter

After 5 days of respiratory illness I just had to have some homemade soup to warm up my insides. It took a while to energize myself to get all the veggies chopped and shredded but alas, a family favorite! We like this with bread to dip or in a soup bread bowl. I made do with a whole wheat hoagie roll sliced up since I was too contagious to go shopping. I hope you enjoy this on a cold winters day.

Cheesy Potato Soup

1 large carrot shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
5 cups of sliced potatoes
4 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)

Cover with water and simmer until vegetables are tender. Using a fork, mash some of the potatoes against the inside of the pot, it makes a thicker soup.

3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 can evaporated milk
12 oz. Cheez Whiz
Salt and pepper to taste

I just toss the butter into the pot with the veggies and let it melt on a boil. In a small bowl mix the evap. milk and cornstarch freeing it from lumps. Pour into the soup pot and stir until thickening begins. Scoop in the Cheez Whiz and continue stirring until melted. Soup will be very hot, so let it cool a bit while you slice the bread or hollow out the bread bowls.

Warm soup is so healing to me! Enjoy :)

*I always thicken with gluten free cornstarch rather than flour, but you could use flour if that is your preference.


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  3. MMMMMM! Soup.
    Cornstarch is always better for thickening.
    It does not alter the flavor.


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