Soup for First Snowfall

The first real snowfall of the season always leaves me looking out the window more than usual. I never tire of seeing it fall in soft mounds. Today it was a lazy snow but enough accummulation that I had to use the snow shovel.

What to cook for the first wintery-looking day? It sounds like a day for a good bowl of soup.

Here is one of my favorites and hope you will like it too:

Cheese-Broccoli Soup

2 tablespoons cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
6 chicken bouillon cubes
8 ounce package very fine noodles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1 pound Velveeta cheese
pepper to taste
20 ounce package chopped broccoli
6 cups milk

Saute onion in oil for 3 minutes. Add water to a large pan; add the bouillon cubes so they dissolve in the boiling water. (Be careful around the hot stove, steam and water). Then gradually add noodles and boil uncovered for 4 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Stir in chopped broccoli, salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes. Cut cheese in small pieces and add to noodles and water, then add milk. Reduce heat and stir gently until cheese melts. Do not let soup boil, as the milk will curdle.

It’s been a very busy fall season but I am back in the kitchen. I am getting ready to “cook up a storm” for the Christmas season!