Creamy Vegetable Soup


Here's a recipe I like to make when I serve Christmas Chicken Pie. Enjoy! 

1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
2 cups half and half cream
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 cups chopped cooked mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower)

In small saucepan, melt butter and saute onion until tender. Add flour, then cook and stir till bubbly. Gradually add broth to this mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about five minutes. Stir in the milk, cream and seasonings. Add vegetables. Cook gently until heated through. Makes 8-10 servings.
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