When I was younger, my sister and I played soccer almost every weekend, whether it was outdoor on a field that was located up to a few hours away or in a sports complex. We loved playing, and we were both pretty decent at it! Okay let's be real...my sister has always been the better athlete and while I wasn't bad, I eventually made my way into the art world.
I wish I had a way to post a video of my sister playing goalie for her soccer team--she would fly through the air and catch soccer balls like her life depended on it! I was always amazed at how she could do that! Me on the other hand, I would cherry-pick by the goal and score with my left foot on the goalie that wasn't quite as awesome as my super-talented sister :)
What does this post have to do with soccer.......oh yeah! On our occasional Saturdays off, my mom would make one of her delicious soups for lunch. I don't think she realized how excited I was whenever broccoli cheese soup or cheeseburger soup or even taco dip would appear on our kitchen table. I was so excited--it was such a treat! As a child, I used to think this soup took forever to make, because it surely seemed like it whenever I would wake up at noon and begin my day with a delicious bowl of soup! Much to my surprise...and I am in no way undermining my mom's wonderful cooking, :) this soup does not take very long to make!
I was able to make a delightful pot of soup in only a half hour today for my husband and father-in-law! You will love the feel-good taste of this soup!
Yield: Serves 4 (full bowls of soup)
- 1 small yellow onion, diced in small pieces
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups milk
- 8 oz. Velveeta
- 10 oz. frozen, chopped broccoli
- Cook the broccoli according to package directions (I usually place in a glass bowl with microwave-safe lid and add 2 Tablespoons of water. If the package says to cook 6-7 minutes, I will cook for 9 minutes). Drain excess water when finished.
- While the broccoli is cooking, saute onion in butter in at least a 4 quart pot, over medium heat.
- Once the onion is translucent, add the flour and salt and whisk for 1-2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and gradually add the milk; cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Add the cheese in small slices and stir until melted. Add the broccoli and cook through.
- Serve with crushed butter crackers and extra shredded cheese on top, if desired. Enjoy!!
Source: Lynnie's Homemade