Posts Tagged ‘asparagus soup’

What is Spring without Asparagus?

The Asparagus soup simmering along. It is very delicious.

This is another recipe from good old Gina.  I have modified it just a little to get some more calcium and protein into it.  My version goes like this:
  • 2 bunches of Asparagus, tough ends removed and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Vidalia onion chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 container Fage greek yogurt, plain
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in large saucepan.  Saute onions and asparagus, just until onions become translucent.  Add chicken broth and salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer for 45 minutes until asparagus is very tender.  You could probably go only 30 minutes if you don’t have to drink through a straw.  At this point.  I jar it up in 2 quart jars and put it in the fridge.   It makes 4 servings that are quite large = 2 cups each.  When you get ready to serve it, blend each serving with 1/4 container of yogurt.  You can reheat on the stove after blending or in the microwave.  If you are not getting all your sustenance from liquids, you might want to just have a cup or a cup and a half.  But it is good enough to eat the big serving.

Unfortunately, these asparagus came from the grocery store, but I am watching every day to see when mine come up.  I hope that it will be soon.

I went back to the oral surgeon today to check on how things are going.  She said they looked good.  I had been working hard to keep them clean and she was happy about that.  But she noticed that I was moving my jaw a little more than I should and that the bite did not match up on each side.  So she tightened me up.  That wasn’t too bad.  I was afraid that it might interfere with my thick soups, but everything seems to be working fine.  I had some of this asparagus soup when I got home from work this evening.  It was delicious.