November 19, 2009

Cheese Soup

2 cups boiling water
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
1/2 cup cubed carrots
1/2 cup celery chopped
1/4 cup onion cut small
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
You can add broccoli and cauliflower also if desired

Combine the 7 ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes together or until vegetables are tender. Keep warm.

In another pan:
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups grated sharp chedder cheese
1 cup ham cubes or bacon cooked and crumbled

Make white sauce by melting butter in saucepan then adding flour. Whisk together. Let simmer for a minute or two. Add milk and stir until slightly thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Then add ham and undrained vegetables. Heat together but do not let boil.

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