Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some Weekend Recipes

I fell in love with these two recipes this weekend.
The first one is Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup- Have any of you had this from Zupas?? It is one of the soups I would ALWAYS get-and have missed having it in my life- Anyway, I was so excited when I came across the recipe for it on my good buddy Heathers blog and had to make it. It turned out pretty amazing and just to explain how amazing- my husband- after his first bite asked if there was anymore left because he already knew he needed seconds! Ha So try it, you will LOVE it!

Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

(Thank you Zupas for the pic)

Yields: 4-5 servings

2 tablespoons margarine or butter (1/4 stick)

1 medium onion, chopped

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth

1 head (2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup pepper jack cheese

In 4-quart saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and salt; cook 2minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and 1 1/2 cups water; add cauliflower and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. In blender (with center part of blender cover removed to allow steam to escape), blend cauliflower mixture at low speed in small batches until very smooth. Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan; heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted and smooth. Garnish soup with remaining cheese to serve.

The second recipe of the weekend is Crockpot Applesauce- Seriously- for me- anything cooked in the crockpot is a winner!
This was super sweet and easy. Perfect for a snowy weekend stuck inside!

Crockpot Applesauce
recipe from Barbara Bakes.. and a million other places

5 medium-sized Gala apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
5 medium-sized Golden Yellow Delicious apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water or apple juice
Place all of the apple pieces in a large bowl and stir in sugar and ground cinnamon. Pour water or apple juice into the bottom of a large crockpot (slow cooker) and add the apple mixture. Cover, turn the crockpot setting to Low, and cook for about 8 hours (or on High for 5 hours), stirring occasionally.
Serve warm or room temperature.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!

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