Wednesday, January 12, 2011

what's for dinner: two soups, one recipe


today i made an early morning trek through the falling snow
just so i could hear my boys heartbeat

then i decided on the way back that i wasn't going to risk wasting hours in the car driving to and from work today and made the last minute decision to work from home

last night the snow wasn't even that bad yet, and it still took me an hour to drive what should've taken me 20 minutes.

so i went home, and got to work, taking a little break around lunchtime to run to the grocery store before the roads got too bad. we were out of everything and although last night's french toast was a nice little treat for dinner and curtis was in syrupy heaven, we were hitting the bottom of the barrel.

when i got back, i unloaded my edible loot, put on my sweats, turned on the fire and have been working ever since - minus another break to make some soup.

two soups actually.
i just made two small pots of soup: broccoli cheddar and cauliflower
now i'm just waiting for the husband to get home to dig in.

creamy soup and crusty bread - what better meal for a snowy january evening...
here's the recipe i used for both if you're interested:
Cauliflower (or Broccoli) Soup

1 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup chicken stock (I used the last of my frozen turkey stock left over from Thanksgiving)
3 T melted butter
2 T flour
2 cups cooked cauliflower (or broccoli)
salt & pepper to taste

blend all ingredients in blender
pour into pot on stovetop
simmer but do not boil

the end.

(for the brocolli, i just plopped in a chunk of cheddar cheese and stirred until melted into the soup)
not the most healthy of all soups, but who doesn't like a creamy soup every once in a while?

*photograph taken about two weeks ago - i'm now almost at the 33 week mark! only 7 more weeks to go!


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