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Since I'm on the run, and since it's that season, I thought I'd share a favorite soup recipe. Comfort food. It seems a perfect time for a steamy bowl of something yummy, doncha think?
I love, love, love mushrooms! Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like them very much. So, when I have a hankerin' for a serious mushroom fix, this soup is the ticket. It's rich and creamy and loaded with as many mushrooms as you care to add. Perfect to take the chill off a wintery day.
So, do some chopping and throw some ingredients on the stove. Then find yourself a cozy quilt and wrap yourself in warmth, inside and out.
Country Mushroom Soup
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 teaspoons oil
4-5 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
2/3 cup half & half
Melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth until smooth, then add salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In another pan, saute onion and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add to broth mixture, then bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add half & half, heat through.