•2 cups sliced fresh carrots
•2 cups broccoli florets
•1 cup sliced celery
•1-1/2 cups chopped onion
•1/2 cup butter
•1/4 cup all-purpose flour
•1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
•4 cups whole milk
•1 cup of cheddar or marble cheese, shredded
•In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add carrots, broccoli and celery; cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
• In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add flour and stir to make smooth paste. Gradually add chicken broth and milk. Cook until mixture thickens, about 8-10 minutes. Add vegetables; heat until tender. Add cheese; heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).