Monday, January 31, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I just had a very nice, comforting bowl of my Aunt Jean's Broccoli Cheese Soup.

I had made a big batch of this soup last week and put lots of pint containers in the freezer.  Tonight I took advantage of that earlier industry.

Here is the recipe: 


1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
7 chicken bouillon cubes
7 cups water
1 -10 ounce package fine egg noodles
1 bundle broccoli, chopped
7 cups milk
1 pound Velveeta, cut into 1 inch squares

Saute onion in butter in large stock pot.
Add 7 chicken bouillon cubes and 7 cups water.
Add noodles and broccoli. Cook over medium heat
until vegetables are tender.
Reduce heat to low. Add 7 cups milk and Velveeta.
Cook just until cheese is melted.
Do not allow to boil after adding milk and Velveeta.
I'm not sure exactly how much this makes, but a lot.  As I said, it freezes really well and is a blessing when you don't want to have to cook.
Mr. Muddling has a morbid dislike for broccoli, but will eat it in this soup IF I put the broccoli through the food processor until there is no part of it recognizable as broccoli.  I know.  We do what we must to get along.
My reason for needing a little comfort?  I decided to empty rain water that had collected in the sink we replaced in the kitchen.  I have it outside on the side of the house, sort of leaning.  I have plans for it.  But since mosquitoes are a problem here, it's a real good idea not to have standing water.  So I emptied it.  It slipped out of my hand and hit my foot.  I'm sure it's not broken, but it sure is swollen and turning a lovely shade of purple.  Not one of my finer moments.
Going now to elevate and ice again.
Hope your day is going much, much better!
Hugs and kisses,


Melanie said...

Sounds delicious for a cold day...

Margaret said...

ohh! ouch, ooh are, I am mossie meat I attract them like no one else, so good job that you got rid of the water . Sorry about the foot though, look out for your first stitchery in the bom.

Thimbleanna said...

OUCH! I hope your foot is feeling better today! That soup surely must help -- it looks delicious -- thanks for sharing the recipe -- my hubby loves broccoli cheese soup!

Millie said...

Elaine, the soup sounds delicious. I have to give it a try. Aren't our weather strange, please stay warm. Hope the chickens will be o.k.

Susan said...

Elaine! How did I miss this? Ouch! I hope you heal quickly. Soup is the ultimate comfort to me.