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Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Little Inspiration and Cheddar Broccoli Ham Soup

I found this great little inspirational piece over at Wise Old Owl and I had to share it with you!

Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
(so very precious)

Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain't gonna ever happen anyway.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

Sometimes you get....and sometimes you get got!
(I love this one!!!)

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
(so true!!!)

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

My family loves my cheddar broccoli ham soup, it's just a version I made up. I love it because it's good with or without the ham and it's pretty easy too. I have found that if I'm making a huge pot of cream soup it's better not to add all the milk until it's just started to boil and thicken, then I add the rest of the milk, otherwise it won't thicken well.

Cheddar Broccoli Ham Soup

1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup flour
2 large potatoes, chopped
4 cups or so broccoli, steamed and chopped
2-3 cups ham, or what ever you have
6 cups milk
1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
dash red pepper flakes
sea salt to taste

Cook the potatoes in water until just fork tender.

In a large soup pot melt the butter and cook the onion until just translucent. Add the flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups of the milk and the seasonings. Cook and stir until it just boils. Add the rest of the milk and stir well. Drain the potatoes and add them, the ham and broccoli and stir until heated. Sprinkle in a handful of cheese at a time stirring until melted. Serve warm.
3-4 cups grated cheddar cheese


Lori said...

Words to live by Carol ~ so true!

Megan said...

I love the inspirationl sayings! I kept a journal when I was in high school of them and now daughter is. I'll pass these on to her! Hope you having a great weekend. The soup looks delicious!

Deb said...

Glad you liked the little sayings. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me sweet comments!!! The soup looks soooo good!