Cream of Soup

No fuss just the recipe. I think food tells its own story. Just ignore my ancient stained stove.

Basic Cream of Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour, whisking constantly 1 minute. 
  • Whisk in broth and milk; bring to a boil over medium-high. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. 
  • Use immediately, or cool completely and store in sealed containers or jars in refrigerator up to a week. 

Variations:

  • Cream of Celery: Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery to onion and garlic. Stir in 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery leaves along with salt and pepper. Proceed with step 1, and follow recipe as directed.
  • Cream of Mushroom: Sauté 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high. Proceed with step 1, and follow recipe as directed.
  • Cream of chicken: brown and dice your chicken in the pan and set aside. Then proceed with step 1.

Make Your Own Household Cleaners

Part of becoming sustainable is getting back to basics and making much of our needed supplies ourselves. I have made laundry soap before and for a lot less than what the stores sell it. That is a really old post actually. It is complete with video, well video of sorts. I haven’t gotten into making those yet but hopefully I will as things settle into routine on the farmstead. This isn’t so much about chemicals, I am still addicted to bleach and its smell, it’s a nurse thing, but about saving money. The fewer chemicals in my home is an added bonus. I will share my recipes in future posts, as well making available some of the products for sale.

Things I Keep On Hand to Make Cleaners

Cleaning Tools

What Can I Make With All of This?

  • Laundry Soap
  • Fabric Softener
  • Disinfecting Cleaner
  • Dish Soap (I still handwash)
  • Furniture Polish
  • Electronics Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner