Friday, February 15, 2008

Delicious Cheese Soup

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
2 cups water
2 tsp Watkins Chicken Soup & Gravy base
1/2 cup margarine or butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Watkins Cheese Soup & Gravy base
5 cups milk
To taste, Watkins Black Pepper

Heat 1/2 cup margarine in 4 quart kettle over medium heat. Add vegetables and cook until tender. Add water and Chicken Soup Base and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat remaining margarine in 2 quart pan. Stir in flour and Cheese Soup Base. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk; cook over low heat until thickened. Do not boil. Add cheese mixture to vegetables; heat through. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and Watkins Black Pepper.Makes 8 servings.

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