Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cheese Soup

We love this soup! It's my mom's recipe, and I grew up loving this soup. I always double the recipe when I make this so we can have leftovers. It freezes well. When I made this tonight I didn't put in as much butter and it turned out fine. Also, this is a great recipe to use your powdered milk in! Rotate that food storage!

2 c. finely diced potatoes (I like red)
1/2 c. finely diced celery
2 c. boiling water with salt and garlic (I use 1 clove)
1/2 c. carrots, grated
1/4 c. finely diced onion

Cook all vegetables in the boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes. Make the cheese sauce while the above is cooking:

1/4 c. butter
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 c. flour w/ dash of pepper
2 c. milk

Make a roux with the butter and flour (melt butter in the saucepan, then whisk in the flour until smooth.) Gradually add the milk and heat slowly until boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add the grated cheese, stirring until melted. Add the cheese sauce to the vegetables. Do not boil after the cheese is melted in, or it will curdle.

This is a great soup to serve in bread bowls!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Roosevelt Market's 'World Famous' Egg Salad

I saw this recipe in the Idaho Statesman awhile ago and clipped it. I love egg salad sandwiches and this was a new twist. I made them yesterday for a potluck lunch and they were FABULOUS! I didn't have the Lawry's salt so I used regular salt. Turned out great. Yum!

Makes 6-8 sandwiches

12 hard boiled eggs
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp dill weed
1 tsp ground mustard powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1-2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
splash of balsamic vinegar
splash of lemon juice
1/2 c. sweet relish (I used dill relish, just my preference)
1 tsp. paprika
mayo to moisten (I used about 2 Tbl)
raw sunflower seeds to garnish
sprouts to garnish
12-16 slices whole wheat bread

Smash eggs into small pieces and mix all ingredients together except sunflower seeds and sprouts and bread. Scoop dollop of egg salad onto bread slices. Top with sunflower seeds and sprouts. Enjoy!