Hi all..Its an unusually bright friday in Seattle and I am really enjoying the brightness.An interesting movie is running on TV,n my mind is swinging between both the screens.. :P
So..how are you all..?..Planning for a bang on the weekend mebe.!!.As of me,we have just some movie plans,a trip to beach, n eat ..n snuggle.. n sleep n ofcourse,How can I not mention our latest addiction,Sequence Strategy..lol..Its that famous game with cards n chips,n recently we bought this jumbo version and now kinda fully into it...However late it might be,we wouldn't sleep without playing a game..Its fun.. Then we play Ludo n chess as well..But Sequence is real good.. :)
Yesterday for dinner,I made a home made Chicken Tikka Pizza ,all from scratch..It came out so so good,that I was so delighted.So soft,bubbly n the tikka's tasted amazing n made an awesome topping.Will post that next week.. :).. Okies..so my space is all on hues on bright green today..As you see a creamy greeny Broccoli soup.. :) Remember my Rosemary- cheddar bread..? Yeah..I made this soup to go with those delicious croutons/slices.I made it for dinner n had it with the slices dipped in the soup.Next day I reheated the left over soup in microwave with the sliced croutons dunked in the soup..n it came out even more yummy.. :)..I threw in some Rosemary leaves to the soup as well,making it more flavorful.. :)
I was never a soup person,n the total number of times I have had it in my life would be below 5.But Kutts love it..So I make its sometimes..But I must say, this one really impressed me.It was mild creamy ,yet spicy n comforting.. :)
For this yum soup:
Blanch the florets of a medium sized Broccoli (Dunk in boling water for 5 mins n rinse with cold water)
In a large pan,heat oil /butter and add a 2 inch cinnamon stick n 2 bay leaves.Saute till fragrant.
Add 2 Tbsp of minced garlic(you can make it 3,if you lovethe garlic flavor like me),saute n add a 1-1.5 cups of sliced onions .Saute till soft( you can add potato cubes as well..I didn't)
Throw in the blanched Broccoli florets n fry till crisp yet soft.
Pour in a cup of water n add salt n lil pepper powder n some fresh Rosemary leaves n bring to a boil.
Cool slightly n Tranfer the contents to a blender(remove the cinnamon stick n bayleaf at this point) ,add 3 Tbsp Sour cream n blend till smooth.(Take extreme care at this stage .Dont fill the blender to brim n don pour in very hot mix to blend..the blender may burst n burn you).
Now bring back the puree to the pot,pour in 1-2 cups of water n boil again .Make it as thin/thick as you need.
Meanwhile,in a pan add 3 Tbsp of butter and melt.Add 3 Tbsp of All-purpose flour n stir to fry..It'll become crumbly.
Now add to this 1.5-2 cups of milk and stir till the mix is thick n smooth.Add this mix to the soup pot n stir to mix.
Do a taste test,add more salt or pepper.
Sprinkle chilli peppers n Fresh Rosemary leaves on top. :)
Now you can pour the warm soup to the bowls,dip a slice of fresh warm bread into it and then take a soft bite into it.You'll find your eyes close automatically n your taste buds dancing with joy.. :)
..n this is off to FIC-Red n Green hosted by Neha,started by Sunshinemom.. :)
Ria has tagged me for a me-me which I have already done in this post..Thanks Ria.. :)
Have a great weekend all of you,