Cream Soup

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Cream Soup
This is a hearty soup that has lots of options depending on how you are feeling. It can be vegetarian or you can add a meat stock or meat into the soup.
Cuisine Home Cooked
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Cuisine Home Cooked
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Saute the onion and celery in the butter until tender
  2. Stir in the flour, pepper, salts and stir constantly to cook the flour
  3. Gradually add the broth
  4. Stir to mix in well. Cook the stock mixture until slightly thickened
  5. Add cooked vegetables and cook for a few minutes until incorporated
  6. Add milk and cheese. Do not boil
  7. Optional: Use a hand blender to blitz the soup
Recipe Notes

Here are a few variations I have tried (and LOVED) of this recipe:

  1. Puree the Broccoli prior to adding to the soup for a silky smoother version of this soup.
  2. Use corn and cooked ham as the "vegetable" component for a corn and ham chowder version.
  3. Try shredding the onions instead of chopping them to hide them for picky eaters
  4. Try using cooked potatoes instead of flour. This makes for a nice heartier style soup. One of my favourite variations!
  5. Use bacon fat instead of margarine and add the bacon back at the end for a bacon version
  6. Add ginger and butternut squash as your vegetable but substitute coconut milk for the milk... Mmmm
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Roast Chicken

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Roast Chicken
Great for a family sit down meal!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Home Cooked
Prep Time 1 Hour
Cook Time 1 1/2 Hour
Passive Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Home Cooked
Prep Time 1 Hour
Cook Time 1 1/2 Hour
Passive Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Let the chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to prep
  2. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F
  3. Cover chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and rub into the skin
  4. Prick the lemon 5 times with a fork and insert into the chicken cavity
  5. Turn the oven down to 400 degrees F
  6. Cook for 1 Hour 20 minutes basting halfway
  7. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving
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