30 January 2008

soup's on...

we seem to be swimming in soup around here these last few weeks! in recent months i have
been stumbling upon so many interesting recipes & that has been making D. very happy. tonight's choice was a clear winner...it has found its place in my "it's a keeper" recipe file!for what's cooking wednesday, it's...

cauliflower cheddar soup (slightly adapted from the Williams-Sonoma catalogue, with my deep gratitude!)
saute 1/2 yellow onion in a generous amount extra virgin olive oil until onion is tender

add one head of cauliflower (cut into florets), saute until light golden brownadd 5 c. chicken broth, 2 c. half & half, 2 t. sea salt, fresh ground pepper...bring all to a boil

reduce heat & simmer til cauliflower is easily pierced with fork

puree in food processor to desired texture then return to heat...add 1 c. shredded white cheddar

adjust seasonings to taste & heat through...serves 6-8up next in the kitchen...my world nutella day recipe that will do double duty for serving on super bowl sunday


Shan said...

Oh I love cauliflower and cheese soup, but I don't bother blending it because I'm lazy... I mean I like it better that way. Yeah that's it.

Karen Cole said...

I just did a swan dive right in, after warming up to the gorgeous fire photos you posted.

Finally found your email!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks great :)

Karina said...

HMMM...sounds delicious!! I love soup, there's really nothing like warm soup on a cold day.

rochambeau said...

YUM.. I love Cauliflower, I love Cheese and I love soup. How could this recipe be anything less than perfection????


MommaBoo said...

Yum...perfect comfort food for a chilly day.

Gonna have to make this one soon!

Carol said...

I LOVE soups! Especially potato soup! The cauliflower picture is beautiful!

Check out my blog for surprise. :)


Debi said...

Soup, soup, soup. I love soup. Down to my tummy. Yummy, yummy, yummy. I also love Nutella. I didn't know there was a World Nutella Day.

Debbie, an update on my son, who had orders for a 4 month temporary duty to Iraq -- his departure date had been bumped up -- first a few days, then a week. This caused the powers-that-be in the Air Force to review the position. It was decided that it wasn't critical, and today, after the preparation and new uniforms, etc., his orders were cancelled. He is disappointed for various reasons, although his family is breathing a collective sigh of relief. Thank you for your love and prayers for him, and others deployed to unstable areas in God's world. - Debi Bender

Anonymous said...

Catliflower soup is among my favorites.......

qualcosa di bello said...

shan...would you believe i started blending it as a disguise! the young folk seemed to like it better if it had no visually discernable vegetable present!

karen...interesting thought...this soup by a fire!! yes!

maryann...a high compliment from a great chef!

karina...that's so right!

constance...that's what D. said!

jennie...are you chilly way down there? we've been mostly warm with a few cold snaps.

carol...thank you...twice!!

debi...this is a *huge* answer to a prayer for his family!

britt-arnhild...it is currently #1 here at casa piacere too