Monday, March 21, 2011

Another Souper Monday

It's officially Spring according to 
the calendar.
Look what I found at Whole Foods.
Pricey but I needed a sign.

Pussy Willows
Once upon a time we use to have a pussy willow shrub.
I don't think many people have them in their yards here.
I'm hoping maybe one or two of them might root
and I could plant it somewhere.
We'll have to see what happens.

Despite having a bit of spring fever,
I included soup on the menu for this Souper Monday.
Not quite ready to give that up.  A pot of soup 
significantly impacts
meal planning and prep time.
That's a good thing.

Jarlsberg Vegetable Bisque
is one of my favorites and I hadn't had a chance to make
it yet this year.
I've had this recipe for years and years and occasionally
think of it when I go to Sam's.  I can get a nice block of 
 cheese for a good price.
Jarlsberg cheese is known for it's nutty, buttery, and distinctive sweet taste and
large round holes.

It's great  for cooking and for eating.
It's a Norwegian cheese.
I love it.


Read more about it at,1848,153168-230202,00.html
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3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. coarsely chopped broccoli
3/4 c. chopped carrots
1/2 c. chopped celery
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. thyme, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. heavy cream
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 c. shredded Jarlsberg cheese
In large heavy saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and cook several minutes, stirring. Remove from heat. Gradually blend in broth. Bring to boil, stirring. Add next 8 ingredients. Cover; simmer 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.Blend cream and egg. Gradually blend in several tablespoons soup. Return to soup and cook, stirring until thickened. Blend in cheese. Serve.
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Enjoy another souper Monday before 
it gets too warm.
That's my plan for today.

Until Next Time-

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