Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Replaceable Cream Soup

Well, there are recipes that call for "cream of" soup and if you don't have any lying around or you would prefer to not use it with all the "extra" added ingredients... there is an alternative! Make your own!


The Menu:
Basic Cream Soups


The Original Recipe:
I found this on Babycenter, once again! I love that place!

Basic Cream Soups

Ingredients:

3 Tbls butter
3 Tbls. Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Milk

Preparation:
Melt 3 tbsp margarine in small saucepan, blend in 3 tbsp flour and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook and stir until bubbly. Using a wire whisk, stir in 1 cup milk and cook just until smooth and thick.
Add spices if desired.

You can vary the flavor by adding curry powder, garlic, onion, celery salt, lemon juice, chili powder, parsley, chopped veggies, chives, etc

Mushroom Soup: Add 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms

Celery Soup: Add 1/2 cup minced celery

Potato Soup: Add 1 cup diced potatoes, cooked

Vegetable Soup: Add 3/4 cup mixed vegetables, cooked

Broccoli Soup: Add 1 cup chopped broccoli, cooked

Asparagus Soup: Add 1 cup chopped asparagus, cooked

Cook's Notes
Makes slightly over 1 cup and is the same as a 10 oz. can of undiluted condensed soup.

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