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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Home Made Cauliflower Soup and Home Made Bread

Good morning,

One of our favorite meals is home made soup and home made bread.  The house smells wonderful during preparation and eating it is fabulous.  It is comfort food for us. 
I make up most of my recipes as I go along.  Here's how I made this one:

Cauliflower Soup

4 cans chicken broth
2 heads cauliflower, steamed until soft
5 large carrots skinned and steamed until soft
4 pieces of celery, diced
1 or 2 onions - diced
4 T butter
1 T garlic
1 t nutmeg
1 t pepper
1 8 oz. package cream cheese - cubed
4 strips bacon, fried and cut in fork size pieces
2 or 3 chives chopped
shredded sharp cheddar cheese to taste

Brown the onions and celery in the butter and set aside.

Using a hand potato masher, mash the carrots and cauliflower into small pieces. I like the small pieces of the vegetables to give bursts of flavor.  Alternatively, if you like a smooth soup, puree them in a food processor.

Combine chicken broth, browned and steamed vegetables in crock pot.  Add garlic, nutmeg, pepper, bacon, and creamed cheese.

Set crock pot on high for 3 hours.  Serve with chives and shredded cheese.

And, don't forget the fresh bread!

This batch is whole wheat and oat bread.  Check out the right side bar for my bread recipes.


1 comment:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Lois, what time is this soup and bread being served at your house?