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Creamy Broccoli, Carrot & Celery Soup

I don't usually post recipes here because I am always conscious of the fact that I would, indeed I would, end up being the butt of someone's joke. But this one, I copied it down from a website some time ago and it worked with the kids. 

My kids, I don't know about your kids, are really anti-veg and anything healthy. It's healthy? Eugh, get it outta my sight. 

Anyway, hence, mom's consistent hunt for good recipes to HIDE the healthy stuff. And this is one of them. This Creamy Broccoli, Carrot and Celery Soup is really very nice! For me, it's already lunch. 

Ingredients: Onion, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Milk, Chicken broth, Butter, Pepper, Dried Mixed Herbs

The above: I had to HIDE the most pungent veg of all...the celery. Hence, I cut it up into really TEENY TINY pieces. The carrots, they love it, so, I left it in chunks. 

My kids hate onions because in their minds, onions makes you cry. Why would anyone, in their right mind, want to ingest anything that makes them cry, right? Well, they've got a point but...ain't gonna work with this mom. I chopped it up real fine. 

They like broccoli florets, so, I left it like that

I had to pay more than RM100 to learn how to de-skin a tomato gracefully...cut a cross on the back of the tomato, submerge into steaming hot water, remove, put in cold water and then just peel the skin off using the X on the back. 

See? Easy and neat. I know. I'm a dufus for not knowing how to peel it properly in the first place. It's my mom's fault. She always cooked everything for me!!! WWWaaaahhhhh!!!

Well, you melt the butter and when it is fragrant, add the onions. Fry till it is EVEN MORE FRAGRANT. Got that? Fine. Then add the celery.

Add MILK. I know it looks like EUGH GROSS FOOD now but it smells really fantastic! The rich aroma of butter with milk, onion and celery

In another pot, you would have heated up the chicken (mine had a touch of anchovies too, up to you) broth and you add the remaining vegetables into it. Boil it feverishly.

Cut the fire on the other pot (the one with celery and onion) if it's already cooked while waiting for this one with the vegetables to catch up. 

Once it is boiling, combine both and stir. 

Add a dash of pepper and mixed herbs. Put it on the stove for another ten minutes or so and your soup is ready!


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