Fresh Broccoli Soup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small onion cut in quarters
2 cups broccoli, cut in big chunks
1&1/2 cups chicken broth or bouillon
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in butter until onion is limp.

2. Add chicken broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

3. Place broccoli, onion, and broth in blender jar. Add milk, salt, and pepper. Remove filler-cap from cover to allow steam to escape. Blend on high speed for 5 seconds. Turn blender OFF.

4. Remove cover and check consistency. For a smoother texture, replace cover and Blend on high speed for 5 to 10 seconds. If desired, pour soup back into saucepan to reheat.

Course: Soups & Stews

Yield: 3&1/2 cups