Thank You, Chloe, for the wonderful Broccoli Soup recipe. I had been surfing around for a good one and then wondered if she would have one, and voila!
Chloe's Broccoli soup: For 2-4 servings
6 tablespoons butter
1 large onion (processed to invisibility if the soup is for kids)
1 carrot peeled and minced
1 potato peeled, cut
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups stock (vegetable or whatever you've got, commercial is okay)
1 head of broccoli cut into small flowerets (don't throw away the stems just peel and cut into rounds)
1 cup grated parmesan or other yellow cheese
1 cup heavy cream (or light cream, that's okay too, sometimes I just add milk)
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add nutmeg; cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.Stir in stock, broccoli potato and carrot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until vegetables are tender, for about 10 minutes.Purée soup in batches, filling blender halfway. Return to pot. Add cream and parmesan. Taste and add salt if needed. Sprinkle some pepper.
I wasn't able to puree it as well as I'd liked because the babe has decided that the blender is scary. And I used milk because Mr. C had bought dessert whipping cream rather than regular cream :) But it turned out delicious! Chloe is a magician. Her magic recipe was so good even I could make it taste good. It's minus 17 degrees Celsius tonight, so the warm soup was lovely.