Broccoli is said to be a near-perfect food, chocked full of nutrition, but try to get your kid to eat it! Delicious cream of broccoli soup could be your secret weapon!
The resistance can be great--I call it the "The Broccoli Barrier." Why do we even try?
- Maybe it's the challenge? No, it's not the challenge.
- A quest for power? No, can't be that. We keep losing the broccoli battle.
- It must be that we really do believe it is so power-packed with health benefits that it is worth fighting to get it into those we love.
So, since raw broccoli tends to taste bitter and steamed broccoli, well, it looks like TREES--- disguise it!
Best Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 (14 ½ ounce) can of chicken broth
4 cups fresh broccoli
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk (or 1 1/2 cups milk and 1/2 cup evaporated milk)
½ to 1 cup Velveeta Cheese
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium sized pot, and sauté onion, garlic and celery until tender.
Add broccoli and broth; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Purée soup in a blender or mash with potato masher.
Return to heat.
In small saucepan, over medium heat melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour and add milk.
Stir until thick and bubbly, add to soup.
Add cheese; stir until melted.
Season with pepper and serve.
Recipe Source: Cream of Broccoli Soup
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Lots of moms almost gave up when the first President Bush openly admitted that he didn't like broccoli. How could you tell your little ones "eat your broccoli and you could be President someday" when he let the cat out of the bag? Who knows, if they'd tried Cream of Broccoli Soup on him maybe he would have liked it! Click here for New York Times President Hates Broccoli story.
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