Hi everyone and please click on the title of this post to read more. Today I would like to discuss taking back our health and safety. Take our corner, for example. We had 9 accidents on the corner where we live in the last year because our corner was in desperate need of a 4 way stop and did not have one. My husband and I spoke with council members and one year later, we had a 4 way stop put up. Amazingly gratifying to have our family just a little safer.
There were sacrifices involved, I cannot tell a lie. I had to have my husband leave me at night with all 4 kids while he attended meetings at the municipal building, but we are all now a little safer as a result of his hard work.
Much like the stop signs, we must sacrifice the ease and comfort of opening a can of Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup so that we may make a much more healthy and delicious but still easy to make soup. I made use of my two big bunches of celery to make this childhood favorite of mine. I find it odd that I really don’t like celery but always loved cream of celery soup. Go figure?
Anyway, here is my homemade Cream of Celery Soup recipe that actually has no cream in it!
Cream of celery Soup:
2 cups chopped celery, separated
3 tablespoons of butter
1 cup chopped onions
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup veg. or chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small saucepan add 1 cup celery and 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Drain and reserve celery.
In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onions and saute until onions are clear. Add flour and whisk, cook a few minutes. Add 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth and continue to whisk until mixture boils. Add uncooked cup of celery . Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 30 minutes. In a blender puree cooked celery with 1 1/2 cups of liquid from the pot. Stir puree into pot with the rest of the liquid and serve hot. MMMMMMMM!