While you might think I'm crazy to be craving soup during these hot days we've been having, sometimes there is just something very satisfying about enjoying a fresh bowl for lunch. It also adds a bit of a change for me from my normal pita or sub sandwiches I often eat. And frankly, if the soup has cheese any where in it's name, then that's all the more reason to enjoy!
I had the urge for a good bowl of cheddar and broccoli soup, and not the canned kind, so that's exactly what I whipped up for lunch last week. Off to allrecipes.com I went and found a pretty easy recipe. I picked up a couple bushels of fresh broccoli at the store, and the rest I had in my cupboard. It really is a simple recipe, as I believe most soups are, and I've been inspired by friends who frequently make their own (Jess, you're one of them!). You could probably make a low-fat version of the below by using skim milk and low-fat cheese, but for the first attempt, I followed the recipe pretty closely.
2 cups fresh broccoli
1 box chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper