Cream of Broccoli Soup I Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 cups water
<br>- 4 cups broccoli florets
<br>- 2 tablespoons margarine
<br>- 1  onion, chopped
<br>- 1 large stalk celery, chopped
<br>- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
<br>- 2 ½ cups whole milk
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
<br>- ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a medium-sized cooking pot, add water and broccoli florets and bring to boil; reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving all of the water.
<br>step 2: In a food processor or blender, process half the cooked broccoli until fairly smooth. Chop remaining broccoli and set aside.
<br>step 3: In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, melt butter or margarine, add onion and celery and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until soft. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add reserved water and chicken bouillon granules, and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring constantly until thickened.
<br>step 4: Stir in milk, nutmeg, pepper, and processed and chopped broccoli, and heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve garnished with grated cheddar cheese.
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Ingredients
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 large stalk celery, chopped
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
- 2 ½ cups whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions
step 1: In a medium-sized cooking pot, add water and broccoli florets and bring to boil; reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving all of the water.
step 2: In a food processor or blender, process half the cooked broccoli until fairly smooth. Chop remaining broccoli and set aside.
step 3: In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, melt butter or margarine, add onion and celery and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until soft. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add reserved water and chicken bouillon granules, and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring constantly until thickened.
step 4: Stir in milk, nutmeg, pepper, and processed and chopped broccoli, and heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve garnished with grated cheddar cheese.

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