You can smell it in the air. It's crisp and fresh, with a hint of worm:). Soon it will start to smell green, I love when you can smell the green! I can't think of many things that make me happier than the first time I'm driving around and notice all the buds are bursting and color is back!
But for now, on the grey and gloomy, rainy days I relish in the opportunity to grab a blanket, a good book and a bowl of hot creamy broccoli cheddar soup :).
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
You will need:
- 2 cups chopped broccoli florets, about 1 large head of broccoli
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Season to taste with salt and pepper, maybe a dash of red pepper flakes if you want to give it a kick. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.