Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Mmmm Mmmm Good

Homemade soups are simply delicious, lots better than the canned, no matter what the commercial might try to tell you. Here is one that is relatively new to us but which we really like.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup + 6Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp tarragon
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
Saute onions, carrots, celery and garlic in 1/4 cup butter until tender. Add cauliflower, broth, parsley, salt and pepper, basil and tarragon. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Melt 6 tablespoons butter; stir in flour and gradually add milk and whipping cream. Bring to a boil, cook and stir 2 minutes until thickened. Add to cauliflower and cook 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream.

It is a very pretty, and quite tasty soup. Go ahead, consider the possibility of making it yourself!

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