Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Canadian Cheese Soup

You're probably looking at this post and saying right now "Court! Why in the world would I want soup in the middle of July?!?!?" And my answer would be "Because sometimes you just need to eat soup." End of story.

Try it and you'll love all its cheesy goodness. Trust me.

Canadian Cheese Soup (no idea what makes it "Canadian," bytheway)

1/4 cup finely chopped onion
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1/2 cup finely diced celery
2 cups of cooked broccoli florets (optional)
Dash each salt and paprika
1 cup diced sharp process American cheese

Cook onion in butter till tender. Blend in flour. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; add cheese; stir to melt. Simmer 15 minutes. Serves 8.