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Another New Recipe

on January 18, 2012

A few days ago I put a new recipe we tried in this little blog of mine and promised I would put another one a few days later.  Well, those days have come and gone and it is time for another new recipe.  Hope you enjoy!

Mac n Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups dry elbow macaroni

½ cup minced onion

¼ cup minced celery

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup all purpose flour

½ cup dry white wine

2 cups chicken stock

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups whole milk

4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt to taste

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

2 Tablespoons minced fresh chives

 

Directions:

Cook macaroni in a pot of salted water according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Sweat onion and celery in butter in a large saucepan over meium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.  Stir in flour to coat and cook 1 minute.  Deglaze with wine and simmer until nearly evaporated.  Stir in stock, mustard, nutmeg, and cayenne.  Simmer until slightly thickened, 5 minutes, then whish in milk and warm through.  DO NOT let boil or base may become grainy.

Add Cheddar, 1 cup at a time, allowing it to melt completely before adding the next cup.  Stir in macaroni, lemon juice, and salt; remove from heat.

Combine blue cheese and chives in a small bowl.  Garnish each serving with blue cheese mixture.

Makes about 7 cups.

**I used mild cheddar because I was afraid it would be too strong for my 9-year old.  It turned out great.  I don’t like blue cheese, so I did not put any into my soup, but my husband loves blue cheese and said it was great in the soup.

This was a different soup from most, but it was really good.  It is definitely not a low-fat dish, so will be one we only make once in a great while, but will enjoy when we make it.

Jodi

 

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