...sliced, diced, chopped, and peeled...
...boiled, simmered, stirred, and pureed...
Last night I donned my pointy black hat and got to work (OK, I must admit...there was no hat, but it sounded like I was brewing something for Halloween in my cauldron didn't it? Only without the eye of newt. Well, as far as you're concerned anyway...) Broccoli Soup was on the menu as broccoli is officially in season and can be had for a song. This is one of my very favorite recipes as all it has in it is broccoli, potatoes, and onion (water, salt, pepper, and soy cream if we must be picky about all the ingredients) But really, I love to make something with this few ingredients...it's uncomplicated and usually turns out so very well.
Rich, tasty, and creamy.
Well, it probably would have been even more creamy if I would have cooked it just a bit longer (true to form, I bought more of everything than I needed. This comes from a combination of not looking at the recipe before shopping for the ingredients and the fact that it's really really hard to eyeball 6 cups of broccoli when standing in the produce section dodging the fake rainstorms that happen every few minutes...and besides, in my family we live by the saying, "the more the merrier" Which is why sometimes things end up over medicated...but that's a totally different story.) Um, yes...more creamy if I would have cooked it longer, used less water and pureed it for a bit more time than I did.
But, as it was...it was tasty and warmed the cockles of my heart.
It also burnt the top layer of skin off of my tongue.
You would think that I would assume after bringing to a boil and then simmering for 45 minutes I would have been able to figure this temperature/tongue thing out...plus seeing as this isn't the first time I've been on this carousel...
It was lovely soup anyway, and certainly the perfect way to welcome in the 45mph wind gusts that are blowing our first storm straight to us.
Happy Soup Season!