Our First Real Snow

first snowSo much for fall, yesterday we had our first real snowfall. We’ve had a few flurries and flakes during the last week, but not enough to play in. Yesterday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland, and there were squeals of delight from my kiddos. It is supposed to continue snowing until next week, and probably longer, so I made soup for lunch. I’ve been planning on trying to make soup and bread for lunch on most days in an effort to keep tummies filled with nutritious, inexpensive, and most importantly, warm soup. When I was a child, one of my favourite foods was cauliflower cheese (I grew up in England), and I was thrilled to pieces when I found a recipe for cauliflower cheese soup. I was skeptical at first, but as soon as I made it, I was in love. One of the big draws for me is that it is pureed, so some of my pickier kids can’t complain when they see a bowl full of veggies, nothing to see here folks. Just a creamy white pureed soup that is delicious. I can’t remember where I found the recipe as I scrawled it on a piece of paper quite a while ago. I just couldn’t handle making soup in 90 degree weather, but now that the bitter winds and snow have arrived, it’s perfect. One batch makes enough for all six of us, and goes really well with oatmeal bread. In an effort to spread the cauliflower cheese love, I wanted to share the recipe. I’d love to hear if any of you try it and like it.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • 1Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 large cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter in a pan and saute the onions until soft.
  2. Add cauliflower, potato, broth, and milk, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, uncovered, for approx. 30 minutes or until the veggies are soft.
  3. Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the cheese until it melts.
  4. Blend well, and enjoy!

I use my immersion blender to blend the soup right in the pan, but if you use a blender, remember not to fill it more than about 2/3 full and to remove the plug from the top and cover it with a towel, because a boiling hot soup explosion is definitely not a good thing.

family, food, nature • Friday, October 9th, 2009 • 11 Comments »
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11 Responses to “Our First Real Snow”

  1. brandy says:

    Oh, wow, snow already?! I’m loving the fall weather we’re having here in NC. I really really hope we get some good snowfall this year. I’ve never had cauliflower soup before. Wonder if I could “fool” my son into eating it? MUST give it a try. Any chance you’d like to share your recipe for oatmeal bread?

  2. Amy says:

    The soups sounds so comforting. Thanks for the recipe.
    And, I can’t believe you are getting SO MUCH snow already. I suppose it won’t be long for us either…

  3. Charity says:

    Mmmm, this soup sounds wonderful! I’ll definitely have to add it to our list. 🙂

  4. Jennifer says:

    I do love the snow, but wasn’t really ready for it to be this cold and snowy so early. I’m hoping we’ll bounce back to a nice autumn weather soon. I’ll try to get the oatmeal bread recipe posted next week, along with my apple butter recipe. Thanks everybody for stopping by and commenting, it makes my day.

  5. mark says:

    That soup sounds amazing, will have to give it a try. I bet the kids are loving the snow.

  6. Trudy says:

    I can personally vouch for the soup! It is scrumptious!

  7. gardenmama says:

    wow! i thought we had snow early!
    thank you for sharing your recipe, it sounds great!

  8. Karen says:

    Thank you for the soup recipe. It isn’t snowing here in Michigan but it sure is getting cold.

  9. Tina Burke says:

    Wow – snow already. I’m in Toronto, Canada, no sign of it yet but I’m looking forward to it – snow is still such a lovely novelty for me.
    Thank you for this soup recipe, I’ll definitely try it!! It sounds delicious and it’s getting to ‘soup weather’ (as my mum calls it).

  10. Emily says:

    Snow looks so wonderful – thus speaks someone who only has to deal with it maybe once a year! My kids would be over the moon if we got that much snow – ever!

    Soup sounds lovely – we had the original cauli cheese here this week – which is my favorite – have never tried it as soup – will definately give it a go – thanks for the recipe 🙂

  11. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the great comments, I love hearing from you all. We’ve gotten a lot more snow, in fact, we were snowed in yesterday. The kids are having a blast.

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