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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Croutons & Bacon

If you like potato soup, you're gonna love this creamy cauliflower soup!  I'd like to think it is healthier than potato soup since everyone knows cauliflower is better for you than potatoes, but I'm pretty sure healthy went right out the window when I added the sour cream, cheese, croutons and bacon bits.  Healthy or not, this was my first time making cauliflower soup, it turned out delicious and everyone ate a full bowl!

1 head of fresh cauliflower, cut into small floret size pieces
1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups whole milk
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1 block Monterey Jack cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Bacon & Croutons (optional)

Heat olive oil and garlic in frying pan and saute the onions until soft. In a large pot, add chicken broth, milk, cauliflower, and sauteed onions.  Cover pot with a lid and cook on medium low heat until cauliflower is fork tender.  Blend with an immersion blender until soup is creamy.  Add sour cream and cheese and simmer for 10 minutes.  

There is nothing like homemade croutons and they are so simple to make.  Buy a loaf of crusty bread from your local grocery store bakery.  Cut into bite size pieces.  Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and add bread pieces.  Toast for about 10 minutes flipping periodically.  

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