CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP


Wonderful solid meal soup for trimming the tree party, Just serve it with a crusty loaf of French bread. Serves 6 to 8


1 medium Cauliflower broken into florets 1 medium
1 medium White onion, chopped 1 medium
1 can Chicken broth 1 can
1 Chicken bouillon cube 1
2 tbsp Butter 25 mL
2 tbsp Flour 25 mL
3 cups Milk 750 mL
8 oz (2 cups) Shredded cheddar cheese 225 g
3 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped 1
1 tsp Salt 5 mL
1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg 1 mL
1/8 tsp each cayenne pepper, curry powder and white pepper .5 mL each


In a large saucepan cook cauliflower, onion, broth and bouillon over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and seasonings. Pour into cauliflower mixture. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes (do not boil).
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