Cream of Broccoli Soup
1 bunch of fresh broccoli,
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
2 cups milk (heat in microwave about 20 seconds)
3 cup hot chicken broth
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Steam the broccoli with 2 cups boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
Reserve the water for use in the soup.
In a large sauce pan, over medium heat melt butter. Add the
onion, celery, and carrots to the butter and saute for 3
to 5 minutes. Add the flour, stirring quickly. Cook another 2
minutes. Slowly add the liquid from steaming the broccoli,
stirring constantly. Add broccoli and remaining ingredients.
Mix well. Cook over very low heat for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, stirring