Start with some fresh white mushrooms.
Chop them up roughly. No one is looking. And you're going to cook them anyway.
Chop up some onions into small pieces. Add a tsp of oil to a pan, fry the onions. I also added a couple of cloves of garlic here - but if you don't like it, skip it. Again, no one's watching!
Add the mushrooms to the sauteed onions and cook for about 3-4 mins.
Chop up some brocolli roughly.
Add to the mushrooms. Cook for a min or until done. These do get cooked easily.
Now, take about 1 cup of milk. Hot milk. Almost boiling milk. Can you see the steam above the cup? Almost that steamy.
Add 2 tbsp of butter ( if you are thin and beautiful and still cholesterol free) or if you are like me, add the can't believe stuff..( No - I don't have cholesterol, but don't want any more love handles anywhere in my body!)
Add 2 tbsps of flour and 1/2 tsp of salt to the hot milk and butter and blend it all together well till the sauce thickens.
Now to the sauce, add the cooked mushrooms and broccoli. Not all of it. Save a couple of spoons of the veggies and add the rest. The reason is that you can add these veggies to the soup later and they provide such beautiful bites while having the soup.
Just a sneak peek inside the blender! Blend together well till its a nice smooth soupy consistency.
Move the soup back to the pan. Heat up for a min. Don't heat a lot as the soup will then turn very thick and become like a sauce! Add the veggies you saved to the soup. Believe me, those little chunks provide an excellent bit while having the soup. I love the little chunks of mushroom and broccoli. So awesome!
Serve hot with crackers. Can you guess what kind of crackers I have here - this is actually Kakra..yeah..kakras! I did not have the regular crackers and had these instead. And boy oh boy, they taste great with the soup!
Here's our "Way Better Than Canned - fresh Mushroom and Broccoli soup!"
Here's another quick idea. If you have any kind of ravioli at home, prepare the ravioli as per direction. Heat up a little bit of soup for a few mins until it becomes a thick sauce - Add the sauce on top of the ravioli and add fresh chopped tomatoes and some Parmesan cheese - tastes divine! And its a beautiful variation from a regular marinara or alfredo sauces.
Enjoy. Peace out!