If you are like most people I know, you are trying to save money wherever you can. One place I have been able to very successfully pinch pennies is at the grocery store. By shopping sales and using coupons I am able to save quite a bit of money. This does mean that I tend to cook and prepare only what is on sale on the grocery store for that week meaning I have to get a little creative. This week, already reasonably priced fresh carrots were further marked down at my local store. Not one to pass up a deal, I purchased several large bags and got busy slicing and chopping for snacking and side dishes. I still had quite a lot left which led me too a yummy soup just perfect for a wintry day. Here is the recipe for Mom's Creamy Carrot Soup. I hope you enjoy!
1 lb. Carrots (peeled and cut into thirds)
2 TBS Olive Oil
1 Small Onion (diced)
3 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp dried ginger
2 Cans Chicken Broth (4 C. total)
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 C. Heavy Cream
1. Add olive oil to pan and saute garlic and onion until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes). Add chicken broth, carrots, ginger and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for at least 20 minutes or until carrots are very soft.
2. In batches, puree soup in blender or use a hand immersion blender (love mine!!). Add cream and cook over low until heated through.
I am IN LOVE with this soup. It was rich, flavorful and inexpensive to make! Serve it with some crusty bread and a salad to make a meal.
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