Friday, November 7, 2014

A Year of Holidays: Broccoli-Cheese Soup

This is going to be a quick one. My friend from home is currently sitting on a runway in Paris, and I have to leave in a while to pick her up from the airport here in Napoli. HOORAY! In the two + years that I've lived here, this is only my second visitor who is not directly responsible for birthing either me or my husband. My friends are slackers.

So, I'm busting out this little post, because I'll forget about it in the next week, otherwise.

Pioneer Woman's Broccoli-Cheese Soup tastes exactly as broccoli cheese soup should. I replaced her 2 cups of half-and-half with 2 additional cups of milk (plus the 4 that's already called for), and didn't miss it for one second.
I did wish that I'd served this in a bread bowl, as she instructs, or at least had some bread with it, because I was very hungry by the time I went to bed. Like I said, though, the flavor and texture were perfect.

Charlie took his one taste and acted like I'd made him eat a spoonful of liquid waste. Very dramatic. Silly doesn't know what he's missing.

Conclusion: Loved it.

And so, I will now move on from the Halloween section. (This soup is suggested as pre-trick-or-treat fuel.)


  1. I think you've sold me on this cookbook. Everything is a Liked It or Loved It. Have you had any other books you've liked this much?

  2. I think Nigella Kitchen has a pretty high proportion of Liked/Loves, especially b/c I cooked so very many recipes from that one. I'm definitely enjoying the Pioneer Woman recipes, and think you need the book. haha.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it wasn't for Charlie. Sometimes you have to make things just for you.

  4. First the soup sounds really good! That's hilarious about Charlie, though--totally know how that goes!