This may be the soup that made me a soup lover. I have to share!
Creamy Broccoli Soup
4 medium carrots, cut in narrow, 1 inch strips
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups broccoli, finely chopped
1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups water, salted
1 10 3/4 ounce can chicken broth
2 1/4 cups milk
3 T flour
1 1/2 cup ham, diced
1 1/4 cups Velveeta, diced
1 T butter
Cook vegetables in water until crisp (start with carrots and celery, then broccoli and cauliflower). Heat broth and 1 1/2 cups milk in large saucepan. Blend flour and remainder of milk until smooth. Add ham and cheese. When cheese has melted, add cooked, undrained vegetables. Add butter and parsley.