Soup seems to be the menu item of choice these days! What can I say, we got rain today and the cooler temps just made me crave soup! And hey, lucky me, I had a head of cauliflower in the fridge! Anyway, talk about a quick easy dinner, this soup can be made in about a 1/2 hour tops! It's full of flavor, so much so even my kids like it!!
I found the recipe on the "Taste of Home" website. I pretty much follow the recipe except I add turkey bacon!!! It kind of defeats my dreams of going veggie 2 nights a week, but it's SO good with the bacon!
What you need:
1 med. head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1 good-sized carrot, shredded
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2-1/2 c. water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
3/4 tsp. salt (I use a little less since the bouillon is so salty)
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 c. milk
1 c. shredded cheese
In a large pot, combine cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 min. or until cauliflower is tender.
In the bacon pan, melt 3 tbsp. of butter. Then stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Add the milk a little bit at a time. Boil over medium heat, cooking and stirring until it thickens slightly. We're not shooting for gravy here! ;) Turn off heat, add the cheese and melt. Stir in the bacon bits and SERVE! I like mine with a nice dash of Tabasco!