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Heidi’s Jarlsberg and Veggie Soup

Heidi Jarlsberg Soup

Heidi’s Jarlsberg and Veggie Soup

  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ chopped carrots
  • ½ chopped celery
  • 1 small crown broccoli, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ground sage and/or dried thyme to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream or ½ and ½
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese, slightly dusted with flour so it won’t stick together
  • Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper Crouton

Begin by melting the butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Add vegetables and sauté until just tender. Add flour, stirring constantly over medium heat until well distributed. Gradually add the chicken broth, allowing mixture to thicken. In a separate bowl combine the cream and egg. Blend well. Add about ½ cup of the thickening broth to the heavy cream/egg mixture and mix. Add the mix to the soup, stirring constantly. Continue to simmer at lowest heat. If the soup is too thick, add more chicken broth. About 10 minutes before you serve your soup, add the shredded cheese. Add a little at a time and stir each addition of cheese until it has melted. Ladle into bowls and top with plenty of Olivia’s Parmesan Pepper croutons!

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Simple Caesar Salad with Parmesan Pepper Croutons

Simple Caesar Salad

Simple Caesar Salad with Parmesan Pepper Croutons

  • 3-4 cups washed and torn romaine
  • ½ small lemon
  • black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan
  • ½ bag of Olivia’s Croutons
  • your favorite Caesar dressing to taste

Split garlic clove and thoroughly rub inside of wooden salad bowl, add romaine, squeeze lemon over romaine and toss, add dressing (not too much!), parmesan. cheese and toss again, adding pepper to taste, add croutons and toss lightly one more time. This is a great salad anytime but especially in winter when produce can be iffy!