You know what I think? I think soup is a meal. You just add a carb of some sort and you are good as gold.
You know what my husband said? He said he doesn’t care for soup. So casual like, “I don’t care for soup”. What? Who are you? Soup and bread make everything better.
Soup can fill you up and warm your soul. Soup is a meal. If you and I went to Mendy’s I would so be on board with soup being a meal that equals if not surpasses the value of an Armani Suit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGwtCAVByRY But maybe I haven’t done enough to turn him from a Banya to a Seinfeld. Maybe I really haven’t made many homemade soups in our years together. Maybe I just gave myself a new project. And for those keeping score at home, you can add this as project 439 of goals. task. projects and attempts I challenge myself with. It’s never-ending.
Well, Project Soup is a Meal. Giddy up. I didn’t know really where to start so I just went random and ended up at the food network website and found this recipe for Broccoli Soup. I think I may have started this project with high hopes for what my better half was going to try and in the end he declined without even tasting. I think with the croutons and some shredded cheese on top it was a tasty, lets say lunch. Maybe next time I’ll have my husband saying “It’s gold Jerry, Gold”.
From The Food Network
Serves 4 – 5
4 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 lbs Fresh Broccoli
1 onion chopped
1 carrot chopped
Salt & Pepper
3 tablespoons flour
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup cream
Melt the butter in a heavy pot over med-high heat. Add Broccoli, Onion, Carrot and salt and pepper and saute for about 6 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add Flour and cook about 1 minute.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce temp and let simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes. Pour in cream and puree with an immersion blender. Salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with homemade croutons. Enjoy!
Homemade Parmesan Croutons
from Betty Crocker cookbook
1/4 cup butter
Day old bread cut into cubes. (equalling about 3 slices)
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in baking pan in oven. Toss in bread and coat with butter evenly. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Serve over soups or salads.