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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    Perspectives: What’s Cooking Around the Conference

    Jodi Webb: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    December 20, 2016 / By Jodi Webb

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    We're big soup eaters in the Webb household. I love to make this family favorite during the winter months. It helps warm our souls on those cold nights. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


    2 tbs butter (for sautéing onion)
    1 medium onion finely chopped
    1 stick of butter
    1/2 C flour
    4 C 1/2 & 1/2 cream
    4 C chicken stock
    2 C carrots julienned
    1 lb broccoli chopped into small bites
    16 oz. shredded sharp cheddar
    Pinch of salt and pepper


    Melt 2 tbs butter in a non stick pot. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Melt 1 stick of butter in now empty pot. Add flour slowly, stirring to incorporate until smooth, about 5 minutes. Slowly add half & half and chicken stock to the pot. Continue to stir until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sautéed onions, carrots, and broccoli. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Remove pot from stove top to cool slightly. Slowly stir in cheese until melted through. Serve with crusty bread or a sandwich.

    Note: depending on your preference of texture, you may puree or mash the soup mix before adding cheese.

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    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."