Just a sweet pic of us girls checking out what ideas Jamie Deen has for us to add to our Thanksgiving menu this week. Oh my word. This is my favorite cookbook of all time, times 1,000! You can purchase a copy of it for yourself with the link below, and you should!
These days my hard working husband has been working tons of overtime. And by tons I mean like every other day of our lives. Okay, not really. But it seems that way. And what is a girl to do to cope in a situation such as that? Spend crazy amounts of time at her parents’ house, of course! Luckily, my parents promise that they do in fact enjoy me and my two children being at their house like every second of many weekend days. Thank you, Honey and Papa! We love you both so much!
PLUS, I get to eat Honey’s cooking on these little visits. And this Sunday I was extra lucky. Mom made her broccoli soup. What a perfect meal for the dreary, rainy Sunday that it was.
Level of difficulty: SUPER EASY
Time needed: 25 minutes
You will need:
- 1/4 stick of butter
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, or make your own following these instructions: Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 16 oz can of chicken broth, or make your own: Homemade Chicken Stock and its health benefits
- 1 8 oz block of cheddar cheese, or any favorite cheese
- 2 medium crowns of broccoli
Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat.
Add finely minced onion and sauté to get rid of raw onion taste (2-3 minutes).
Add minced garlic, continue to sauté.
Add chicken broth and soup.
Chop broccoli in food processor, or by hand.
TIP: Mom likes to chop the first crown of broccoli very finely, add it to the saucepan, then chop the second crown more chunky before adding to mixture.
Add grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
Optional: add one cup of cooked organic brown rice to make more hearty. If you plan to do this, make sure to DOUBLE the amount of chicken broth in original recipe. Yet another option: Make soup, add cooked rice, place in baking dish, sprinkle cheese on top, bake at 350* for 20 minutes. And there you will have before you a delicious broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole to bring to a holiday dinner.
How is that for a versatile dish?
Okay, so you’re probably wondering where the picture of the pretty bowl of soup is. Well, had I remembered to take one, you’d be looking at it right here!
Mom Also grilled Wild Caught Halibut to serve with her soup.
Olive oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite wild caught fish.
10-15 minutes on each side of your gas grill.
Easy, Peasy ,Lemon Squeezy.
Speaking of lemon, mom often squeezes some fresh lemon juice over the top of the hot fish.
Have yourself some super tasty, super healthy, fresh fish.
Plus hardly any dishes to
wash run through the dishwasher.
Happy Monday, everybody!