Saturday, February 12, 2011

Spiritual Cream of Veggie Soup


When it's winter, I'm all about soup at least once a week. It's simple, hot, food that warms me to the bones. And as anyone who knows me can tell you, it's hard for me to get warm in winter. Even just reading a book that talks about cold weather makes me cold. I was shivering when I played the more snowy levels of Halo...in the middle of summer.

So when I need something particular to warm up there's one soup recipe I adore. It's not made of chicken but it's definitely good for the soul. This soup is a creamy, rich mixture of flavors that I spent years perfecting. And just like my Baradin's Black Bean Soup, it's blend-able if you want to make it into a drinkable version for your raid nights.


It's perfect for when you're not feeling good too because you don't have to babysit it too much like you do with other cream-based soups. As long as you don't let it boil long and stir it every so often you can just let the soup do it's thing. This soup is also great because it will take any leftover vegetables you have so it can be slightly different every time if you want it to be!

Spiritual Cream of Veggie Soup

4-6 Servings | Total Time: 30 min | Apprentice

Mats:
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 Tbl Flour
  • 1 Tbl Onion Powder
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 16oz carton of Half & Half Cream
  • 3 Tbl Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbl Oregano
  • 1 Tbl Red Curry Powder
  • 3 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 5 cups of bite-sized frozen or fresh vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, corn, peas ect.)
  • 4 Tbl Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 slices of Bacon, cooked, crumbled
Craft: In a large pot over high heat, melt butter. Add flour and onion powder. Cook and stir until bubbly about 30sec-1 minute. Gradually add Chicken Broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to make sure it's well combined before adding the next 1/2 cup. About 5 minutes. Now stir in cream, Parmesan cheese, oregano, curry powder, garlic salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat to medium or medium low. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in vegetables and heat through, about 5 more minutes. Garnish with 1 Tbl of cheese and a sprinkle of cooked, crumbled bacon.

Strategies: You can easily add more substance to this meal with any leftover meat you have. Ground beef, Cubed Smoked Ham, Kielbasa Sausage or Shredded Chicken. Also, if you want to make this a drinkable soup you can roughly blend the veggies before adding them to the soup pot.

LFM: Perfect with biscuits, rolls or crackers and a glass of orange or apple juice.

Cost:
  • Chicken Broth $2.00
  • Half & Half Cream $1.50
  • Parmesan Cheese $1.00
  • California Medley Vegetables $1.00
  • Corn $1.00
  • Cheddar Cheese $2.00
  • Bacon $2.00
Total Cost: $10.50
Cost Per Serving: $1.75

Category: Casual, Troll Fuel, Critical Hits

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