Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birthdays and Broccoli

First, and foremost...

Happy 30th Birthday Jo!

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My sweet sister-in-law, JoJo is joining the Dirty 30 club today! Here's hoping you have a wonderful day from your family in Birmingham! We wish we could be there to help you blow out your candles! xoxo

Now, onto broccoli. {Quite the transition, eh?}

I hate broccoli, along with most other vegetables. It really is awful. And, it's really going to stink when I decide to start eating cleaner (New Year's Resolution for 2011, perhaps?). The only time I can eat plain broccoli is if I load it with salt. And, well, that just defeats the purpose. But, last night I decided to try a Broccoli & Cheese Soup recipe, and it actually turned out yummy. I'm sure you've made this before... but, if not, here's the recipe {along with some really cool pictures. NOT.}

Ingredients:

1/2 c chopped onions

14 oz frozen broccoli florets

2 14 oz. cans chicken broth

8 oz. Velveeta, diced

2 t olive oil, 1/2 c milk, 1/4 c corn starch, 1/2 t garlic powder

Bacon Bits

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Directions:

1) Saute onions in olive oil in a large stockpot over med heat.

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2) Add broccoli and broth and bring to a boil.

3) Slowly add cheese, stirring until melted.

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4) Blend milk, corn starch & garlic powder, then slowly add to soup.

Do not spill corn starch all over the place, like so...

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5) Let simmer until thickened.

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6) Top with bacon bits and serve!

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Don't forget to include the little one(s)!

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6 comments:

Shannon said...

Love broccoli and so does GG. This recipe sounds so good! Love the "clean" eating idea for 2011! It's worth a try, right? Also so funny that you called it the "dirty 30"...haha!

Jamie said...

Sound good. We love broccoli in our house. I didn't realize how much you disliked veggies, bad girl! haha

Waiting said...

Oh that soup looks SO good. I wish I could have dairy. sigh.

I also dislike raw broccoli, it has to be cooked.

Have you tried making your veggies stir-fry style? I like a lot more veggies when they are done that way. Lots of fun sauces to experiment with as well.

Mama K said...

I LOVE steamed broccoli...one of my favorite foods!! And your soup looks delicious too :) How did your son like it!?

Ashley said...

That soup looks delish!

Tarayn Comer said...

I love broccoli! Try squeezing a lemon on fresh, steamed broccoli! Good Luck w/ the clean eating :) {I used to be better ha!)

That soup looks delish! I'll have to try it out!

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