The season is upon is. My youngest caught a cold, which spread to the next child and on up so that we have varying degrees of illness amongst us. A friend aptly calls this the domino effect.
I've been making this soup with every respiratory illness since my oldest was wee. Chock full o those garlicky ninja cold-fighting powers. And pretty delish. It serves about 4, I started doubling it this year.
LaMa's Cold Fighting Garlic Soup
10 large garlic cloves, crushed a little as you peel them
1 white onion, sliced into rings
2 TBS butter
6 cups vegetable broth
juice of half a lemon
1 pkg garlic croutons
In a heavy soup pot or wok, saute garlic and onion for 2 minutes or so until soft, being careful not to brown them.
Add broth and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
Dump into blender and puree until smooth.
Return to heat, stir in lemon juice.
Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Serve warm with croutons floating on top, while covered with a blanket with a box of tissues handy!
Hope you have no need for a cold-fighting soup all season at your house, and happiest of Thanksgivings to you from all The Summa Mamas!