While growing up, my mom made soup frequently during the Fall and Winter months. There probably wasn't a week that went by that we didn't eat soup at least two or three times. I love soup of all flavors (except Lima Beans and Ham...not a fan of that), my personal favorite being split pea and ham soup...my mom's homemade of course. There is just something about soup that makes you feel so warm and fuzzy inside. I think that it warms the body as well as the soul, so I like to make it for my family too. ALTHOUGH, my family doesn't share my love for soup. In fact most often than not I hear many groans and complaints when I tell the family that I am making soup for dinner. Its very hard to find a soup that they will gobble right down or even compliment my efforts on...but this one hit the spot. Everyone loved it. In fact I heard a few "mmmm's" and "wow, I really like this!" coming out of a few mouths as they slurped their soup down...guess that means it was a hit. Give it a try on your family...who knows maybe you will get the same response!
Creamy Turkey Soup
1 c. chopped carrots
6 potatoes, diced and peeled
1 onion, diced (I left this out because my family prefers "no onion")
8 c. water
8 bouillon cubes, chicken flavored
1-2 c. diced turkey (cooked of course)...you could also use chicken if you want
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 c. flour
8 oz. jar Cheez Whiz (I used generic and it worked just fine)
Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Put water, bouillon cubes and vegetables in large pot. Cook until vegetable are partially done. In a small frying pan melt butter, add flour and stir until smooth. Return vegetables to a boil and add flour mixture. Stir constantly until flour mixture is completely stirred in (I used a whisk and it worked great). Turn heat to medium low. Add Cheez Whiz and turkey, stir until cheese is melted. Simmer 30 or more minutes or until vegetables are cooked (mine took about 15 more minutes). Top with grated Monterey Jack Cheese and serve.