Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Broccoli and cheese soup

I love going grocery shopping in the mornings for a couple of reasons.

1. The babe is super happy in the morning.
2. There isn't too many other people there. I never have to wait in a large line up
3. I love that the store is plastered in these beautiful brightly colored stickers

If you ever see me grocery shopping please forgive me if you think I am rude and don't stop for a long conversation. These puppies get taken up quickly so I am always frantically running around the store filling my chart up. I usually never buy vegetables like this. For this bag of 14 oz its $3.50. I know many of you readers in the states are shocked but that is how much we are paying for things like this. So for $1.50 (each) I picked two of these up, with a meal idea in mind. I had never made broccoli soup before but really was craving the challenge of making a yummy broccoli cheese soup.

I did a quick search on Google and looked at a couple of recipes before decided to head over to Tammy's recipes to see if she had one that I could use. I really enjoy Tammy's site. Her recipes are so user friendly; meaning I usually have all the ingredients in my cupboards.

I followed her recipe and whipped this delicious soup up in under 30 minutes. Ok so I just double checked the recipe and realized that I didn't follow it to a tee. For one I don't usually keep chicken broth on hand but I always have chicken (and beef) OXO, so I mixed that up in 4 cups of water. Also we didn't have any cheedar cheese. I know you think this would stop me from making a broccoli cheese soup. But let me explain we have an abundance of process cheese slices (a nice present...thanks mom) which I decided would work just as well. And they did the trick!

We served the soup with a yummy toasted onion bagel. I will be making this soup again with the other bag I got on sale. I took that bag and chopped it up onto a cookie sheet and frozen it. Once frozen I placed it into a Ziploc baggie. Now I am ready to whip this soup together again when I need a fast meal. I was thinking this would be great for those Sundays were we impulsivley invite someone over after church.

For more great Kitchen tips head on over to Tammy's site


mub said...

I love the markdown stickers on food at the supermarkets here! Though ours aren't quite as good- 35% instead of 50. This soup looks wonderful too!

josh said...

I go early in the morning for all the same reasons! The soup looks great!

josh said...

Not sure why but it won't let ME post Josh is my hubby.


Brent said...

Love it!! Our local grocery stores puts the reduced produce cart out every day around 10:30 - 11 am. I try to run over there at least once a week!

Yesterday I snagged:
2 bags of apples (total 10 apples)
2 bags of oranges (total 16 oranges)
1 container strawberries
1 bag pears (total 4 pears)
1 bag dole salad blends

for $4.25! Yummy, good thing too since Hubby was really low on fruit for his lunches!!


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