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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cauliflower Soup


















So I wish I could have eaten this soup tonight. I wish it would have magically appeared in a pot on the stove as I walked in from work. Magic awesome soup that the soup fairy delivers when you are hungry and tired. This didn't happen though, and Jim and I just went out to eat. We don't eat out a lot, but sometimes it really is just easier.

However after our dinner we did two things. One we took Ginny to Pet Smart. We didn't buy anything but she just loves to walk and sniff everything in the store. She told us that she would love more fish, another kitty to play with, but most of all she wanted this pet parrot.

There was honestly a parrot at our store for $600. Ok let me be honest... it was regularly $600 and was on sale for $550. When I was younger I remember getting a parakeet for $5. Obviously things have changed in the bird world :) Ginny was looking at the parrot, because its in this glass cage from the floor to like 8 feet tall. The parrot started getting nervous with Ginny watching it. I can't blame the bird since she is a bird dog.. anyway I was like Jim we have to get away from the bird. What if it gets hurt, and we have to pay like condolence money for the bird. I know I'm odd.


Then after Pet Smart we went to Best Buy. It was pretty much dream night for Jim and Ginny. The start of our best buy trip was all about looking at new cell phones. Jim is torn between the iphone and the new watch phone. I really really hope he doesn't want the watch phone. Is that bad?

After phone shopping though we went to the appliance section.. I've been wanting to get a double oven so that I'm not limited to baking one thing at a time. Imagine my blog baking efficiencies. I looked at the ones they had in the store and the upper oven seemed really small. You could do cookies for sure, but I honestly thought that muffins looked like they would be tight. Does anyone out there have a double oven? What do you like and not like about it? Thoughts please...
  
Ingredients

1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into pieces
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/4 cup chopped celery
2-1/2 cups water
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce

In a large saucepan mix the cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 12 -15 minutes. Test the vegetables to make sure they are tender.

In another medium sized saucepan melt the butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add the milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cheddar cheese until it is melted. Add the hot pepper sauce. Take this mixture and stir it into the cauliflower mixture.

Serve and Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups 2007 (Vol. 1)

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10 comments:

  1. This soup will be great on a cold night. I've been looking for a new way to use cauliflower.

    I bake with a double oven and it is great for multi-tasking. I use the top most often and haven't had any problems. You just have to be careful with bread. I definitely recommend getting one.

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  2. Please keep these great soup recipes coming! Cauliflower is a favorite of ours to grow, so looking forward to making this soup once our cauliflower is picked in a few weeks!

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    1. Its one of our favorites... Jim even learned to make it :)

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  3. We just moved into our house, where I thought there was a double oven. I was ecstatic. Then the first time I baked something (cookies, I think. Of course.) I realized that one is an oven, the other is just a broiler. So sad!! This soup looks legit. Yum.

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    1. Too bad about it being a broiler. I was confused by some wall ovens at the store where the bottom one was an oven and the top one was a microwave. Kind of cool though :- )

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  4. Oh how I would love to have a double oven!! Maybe someday! ;) This soup sounds divine for these cool Fall nights!! Yum!

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  5. Wow, what a pricey bird! I don't think I could justify buying that, even if it was on sale!
    This soup looks fabulous! I can't believe I have never made soup before! That has got to change this year!

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    1. I love making soup... its easier than you would think and it tastes so much better :)

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