by Mary, Adult Services Librarian
Do you have any extra cans of soup in your pantry to share? This weekend is the almighty Super Bowl, and Bill Kennedy has been coordinating and promoting it as Souper Bowl Sunday for a number of years. “Long after a day when most of us celebrate with food and drink and relaxation, hunger will remain… From 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, volunteers will be collecting canned food at each of Manhattan’s grocery stores. Also every church and organization in the area can likewise collect food for hungry people.”
We all can enjoy thinking about the warmth soup can bring to us in the winter. In fact February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day.
Why not try Grammy’s Broccoli Soup from the food.com website.
1 bunch broccoli, cut up
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced carrot
1 quart water
2 -4 chicken bouillon cubes
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 quart milk (2% or whole is best)
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1.Combine broccoli, celery, carrots, water, and chicken bouillon in a large soup pot. Boil 20-30 minutes.
2.While vegetables are cooking – In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender.
3.Add cornstarch and flour to butter mixture, stirring until browned.
4.Gradually add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.
5.Add the cheese sauce to the broccoli mixture and stir until well combined. Simmer until heated through.
Try a new soup from one of our many cookbooks that focus on hearty goodness in a bowl.
300 Sensational Soups by Carla Snyder
Sunday Soup: A Year’s Worth of Mouthwatering Easy to Make Recipes by Betty Rosbottom
Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey