" 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 averiecooks.com. 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. "
LOUIS P. DE GOUY
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.