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Ingredients

1 carrot, peeled
1 stalk celery
1/2 small onion
1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups chicken broth
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

In a food processor or blender, finely chop the carrot, celery and onion. Cook in boiling water with the salt until tender, about five minutes. Do not drain. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour, cook and stir two minutes. Add milk and chicken broth; cook and stir until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add vegetables and cooking water. Cook over low heat till smooth. Serves 8-10 people.

Jeanette Bielema
Hooppole




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