STOP! It’s Creamless Cream of Celery Soup!

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!
Enjoy!

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

Directions:

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!

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6 Responses

  1. I LOOOOOVE cream of celery soup; now all I need is a blender. Signs are indeed of the highest safety importance; like the one our nephew Ed skiied into last week and broke his leg which read Go Slow,

  2. Can’t wait to make this soup!

    As for the signs…So happy to read the clarification that those are indeed new STOP signs by your house! I noticed them late last week, and was somewhat afraid that I had been blowing through them for the last 4 years!

    I really enjoy this blog – keep it going!

  3. This isn’t about food – thanks for the stop signs! My husband and I were just talking about how happy we are they finally did something about that corner. (Alma didn’t mention that there’s a big elementary school across the street. We feel much safer at drop off time now that there’s a 4 way stop.)

  4. I have a similar proble at the corner of Chestnut and North Fullertone which has three schools on the block. They finally put up a four way stop sign. The crossing guards already were over whelmed with the aggressive driving and major traffic at the intersectoion. Now that the four way stop signs are there it seems many people do not know how to use them and several cars blew right threw them without realizing they are there! It is an accident waiting to happen and I was just thinking today who to contact!!!

  5. Hi everyone and thanks for your comments. I edited the recipe, clarifying that the liquid you puree the cooked celery with is the liquid that is already in the pot. FYI, I learned this thickening secret of pureeing some of the vegetables from Oprah’s personal chef back in the early nineties-from her cookbook, not from her personally!

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