Fresh Asparagus Soup the Easy Way
I have found a way to do this double duty and easy too. When I see good product like this at a good price I buy a double amount. The other evening we were having Salmon patties, asparagus, cottage cheese, and hot rolls for dinner. I cooked double the amount I needed. Brian's Aunt Virginia first told me how she made this soup and it has evolved from that discussion as I had never had it before.
2 lbs fresh asparagus
2 T. butter
Clean the asparagus by rinsing well and breaking off the tough ends where they naturally snap. Place the rinsed asparagus in a shallow glass microwave safe bowl with a lid. Dot with the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave on medium high heat covered for 8-9 minutes until tender crisp. Serve but save every bit of the cooking liquid and uneaten asparagus for the soup later in the week........
Asparagus soup ingredients:
1 lb. asparagus cooked as above
2 to 2 1/2 C. good chicken stock
1 C. heavy cream or half and half
1 to 1 1/2 C. cubed Velveeta cheese food or other good melting cheese of your liking.