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Cheese Soup

Winter is more the time for hearty, meaty, potatoey type soups.  Now with the arrival of warmer weather I thought I'd share with you a favorite "summer soup" often served in Amish homes.  No it's not one of those cold soups.   Cheese soup is a nice, warm soup, but it's "light" in the sense that there aren't a ton of heavy ingredients and it's very quick and easy to make.  My visits to Lovina's house are often punctuated with a bowl of warm cheese soup in the summer.  Give it a try!


Cheese Soup

    1/4 cup onion, chopped
    3 tablespoons butter
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups milk
    1 cup chicken broth
    1/2 cup shredded carrots
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    3/4 cup boiling water
    1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Cook carrots and celery until tender. Do not drain. Cook onion in butter just until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk and broth. Cook and stir until thick. Stir in cheese and stir over low heat until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.

Re: Cheese Soup

Works with any cheese sauce [even canned cheese soup] over toast, but best with bacon put on before the sauce.  If well-ripened tomatoes are also used-----nirvana!  CS

Re: Cheese Soup

Then, there's Welsh Rarebit, which some kids called Welsh Rabbit.  Mmmm!  CS

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Welsh Rarebit... unveiled!

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

CS, that was definitely a new one to me!  I had to google "Welsh Rarebit" to see what it was.  Sounds interesting!  It looks like many of the recipes have beer as a component, but I found one that didn't.


2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Few grains cayenne pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard or prepared mustard
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, cut in cubes

Melt butter; add flour, cheese, seasonings, in double boiler. As cheese melts, gradually add milk. Stir until thickened. Serve over toast or saltine crackers.


Re: Cheese Soup

I think I am going to have to venture back to Quincy just so I can have Kelly's cinnamon rolls and that cheese soup....And, of course, if I am there I am headed to Kahoka to see the Pizza Hut wagon:)

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Re: Cheese Soup

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

You, Rachel, Lovina, etc. are welcome to stop by any time!  As long as you don't mind the "work-in-progress" in which I live Wink 

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Re: Cheese Soup

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

I made a similar soup a few weeks ago, and was very surprised when my 3 -1/2 year old devoured it!!  I also have a recipe similar to the local pub "Kelly's" in Quincy famous secret-recipe cheese soup... it calls for rotini pasta and California mix veggies along with a log of Velveeta!

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