CREAMY CAULIFLOWER (& BROCCOLI) SOUP
With the extremely cold temperatures that most of us are experiencing, this is the perfect dish, or should I say bowl, to warm your soul. It is another one of my favorites that my wife makes. I swear there is some secret ingredient in this! But she swears it’s just love.
- 1 med. Cauliflower (cut florets)
- (1 bunch of Broccoli)
- ¼ cup Butter
- 1 small Onion (chopped)
- 2 tbl Flour
- 3 Chicken Bullion Cubes (or 2 Tbl Chicken Base) dissolved in reserve liquids
- 2 cups Half & Half
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or 1-1/2 cup cubed Velveeta)
- (2 small Potatoes optional)
Bring Cauliflower & Broccoli to a boil in 3 cups of water until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain liquid. Reserve. Dissolve Chicken Bullion in reserved liquid. Add water to bring back up to 3 cups if necessary.
In stock pot, melt butter and stir in onion until soft. Add flour and stir. Gradually add liquids, Half & Half, salt & pepper. Add cauliflower & broccoli (optional potatoes). Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer (20 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Serve hot and enjoy!