2/23/07

Asparagus Soup

My husband and I love a nice hot bowl of homemade soup and a hunk of hearty homemade bread for a good cold weather meal. Because I've never caterred to the whims of children who insist they will only eat macaroni and cheese and hot dogs, our children also eat all the meals I make and this is one of their favorites, right up there with Cream of Spinach soup too. (We implement the 'three bite rule' from toddler days... believe me it works).

Asparagus Soup

2 lb. asparagus
1 lg. onion
3 T butter
5-6 cups chicken broth
1/2 c cream
1/4 t lemon juice


Dice and cook the onion in butter in a pan. Add the diced asparagus and cook about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice. Cook for 20 minutes until the asparagus is tender. Puree' in batches in a blender or food processor. Return to the saucepan or soup pot and add the cream. Season to taste. Heat through and serve.

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