I hope you all had a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! The Gridiron Gang had a WONDERFUL Christmas and a RELAXING New Year...just the way we wanted it!
I'm easing back into the blog with a quick and simple recipe that's just perfect for a nice hot lunch on those cold January days that lie ahead. This is my go to meal this time of year when I'm in a hurry, but still want something warm and satisfing to eat. Now all you foodies out there, don't scoff because I use Velveeta. I've tried other "real" cheeses and Velveeta really is the best choice for this recipe. Besides, I'm a Southern girl and using processed cheese products is in our genes!
Give it a try, I really think you'll dig it.
Broccoli And Cheese Soup
1 can of chicken broth
2 cups broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
8oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
salt & pepper
In a medium size sauce pan, add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli, onion and garlic, and gently boil for about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender. Reduce heat and pour in whipping cream and add velveeta. Stir until cheese is melted and the soup is thickened to desired consistancy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into cup and top with croutons* or serve over rice.
*You can easily make your own homemade croutons, but I love these so much that I keep a bag in my pantry at all times.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!