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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cream of Broccoli & Carrot Soup

I've been wanting to make this for a while and today, being a rainy day, was the perfect day for it.   I know it's easier to just open a can of soup, but there is nothing like homemade. This is really easy to make and delicious.

CREAM OF BROCCOLI & CARROT SOUP
Makes 4 Servings
1 Serving = 3 PointsPlus™


1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 TBSP light butter
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
3 cups fat-free milk, divided
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp pepper
3 TBSP all-purpose flour

 
In a large saucepan coated with spray, cook the onion, carrots and celery in the butter for @3 minutes.

 
Add broccoli and cook @3 more minutes.



Stir in 2 3/4 cup milk, salt, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 – 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.


 
Combine the flour and 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Gradually stir into the soup. Bring to a boil. Cook @2 more minutes or until thickened.


MY SPIN: I used more than 3 cups of broccoli florets which did not add PointsPlus™ value. Also, I would use less thyme next time, but that's just a personal preference.


Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!!   *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***
 
Later!
Loving Life!
Jan


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