Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Soup For A Wintry Day

" There is nothing like a plate or a bowl of hot soup,
its wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation,
to dispel the depressing effects of a grueling day at the office or the shop,
rain or snow in the streets, or bad news in the papers. "
LOUIS P. DE GOUY, The Soup Book (1949)

Yesterday was grey and snowy out, the kind of day that had one longing for something warm and comforting for supper. Something like soup. I found a lovely online recipe for Best Broccoli Cheese Soup at It sounded delicious, easy, and it would be ready in an hour, so we wouldn't have to spend the whole day cooking.

We lined up the ingredients: broccoli, onions, garlic, carrots, chicken stock, flour and butter, cream, and grated sharp cheddar cheese. Besides the usual seasoning of salt and pepper, this recipe included paprika, dry powder mustard, cayenne pepper (just a pinch). They were, in my opinion, the key to turning an ordinary soup into something quite delicious. No wonder the author boasted it was the best—we thought so.

" Soup is the song of the hearth and the home. "

Rick and I are good kitchen mates—he's an awesome chopper of all things that need dicing, slicing, and mincing, including those darn onions that will make my eyes weep. I take care of the sautéing and stirring, taste testing and pouring.

And, we are both a dab hand at the eating and slurping from soup plates filled with yummy, cheesy goodness. On the side, we served country grain bread toasted with melting butter. Well, I had butter on mine....he had his plain, no butter, all crunchy and dry. 😏 

For the complete recipe, click HERE.

" Soup of the evening, beautiful..."

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Wishing you a beautiful day. Keep safe.

Heart Hugs,


  1. We are always looking for new soup recipes. This one looks delicious, and perfect for a snowy day. Will have to give it a try. Thank you!

  2. That looks delicious Brenda. One for me to try, i think.

  3. I am looking at this right before lunch and that is not good. just the pictures make me hungry.

  4. That soup is so colorful! It sure looks delicious. How nice to have a wonderful sous chef in the kitchen.

  5. My, what a delicious looking soup! The cold is starting to settle into one's bones here because it is cold outside! This soup would really warm the innards! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh that does look good! Love the soup quotes and agree completely!

  7. I love this Bren. Soup of almost any kind is my dear friend. Since, I didn't wake up to my promised snow this morning, I am pretending that I did. Butternut squash soup is keeping warm just waiting on us. And, guess what? It has started to snow. Love this recipe, Bren and I will give it a try. Many thanks, my friend.

  8. Dear Brenda your soup looks superb. Winter is certainly the perfect time for something hot and delicious. Hope you are snuggling in with some of those lovely Christmas books you mentioned in your previous post. Stay safe and well. Hugs!

  9. Oh, yum! This would be really tasty!

  10. Well, I can vouch for its deliciousness because I made it for our supper this evening. Yum! Thank you for sharing it!

  11. That sounds so good! I love a good soup in the winter. Now that I live in Florida, colder days are few and far between, but tomorrow morning will be in the 50's here, so soup it is tomorrow night!

  12. Wow, does that look good. I made beef stew last night and am thinking of making some clam chowder. My hubby helps with chopping and also cleanup so that's wonderful.


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