Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015!!!
So in honor of today I have my Beer Cheese Soup recipe for you today 🙂
We all had a great time and everyone loved the food and of course the beer 😉
So before we get to the recipe for the soup, here is what a few of the people over here at the office look like today dressed in their St. Patty’s Day garb 🙂
First let’s start with the man that was named
after this day… Sir Patrick!!
Here is Connie with her Irish scarf
Janet and Jennifer have their green on 🙂
And Kathie and Heather have their head bobs on 🙂
Kathy in her green
There are the “Meat” guys in green too 🙂
Ann has a head bob too
Margie being silly 🙂
Here is the advertising girls pretty as ever
And I think Tina wins the prize
as she is all decked out!!!
Her tie lights up too and her head
bob thing does too just can’t tell
And this is one of ladies that Demo’s
for us in one of our stores, she Dressed
up for the day too 🙂
So what ever you do today enjoy it and have fun and make some soup!! 🙂
Irish Beer Cheese Soup
1 cup onions, grated or finely minced
½ cup celery, grated or finely minced
½ cup flour
1 stick butter
1 bottle Harp Beer
3 cups chicken stock
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
16 oz. Sharp cheddar, shredded (Tillamook is what I used)
8 oz. extra sharp cheddar, shredded (Cabot Vintage Choice)
2 cups cream
Cooked bacon for garnish
Green onions (tops only), thinly sliced
In a stock pot over medium heat add butter, onions and celery sauté until softened. Add flour, whisk and cook for about 3 minutes, whisking often. Whisk in beer slowly and same with the chicken broth, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 – 20 minutes. Then add dry mustard and Worcestershire then add cream while whisking and then cheese a good handful at time until all added keep whisking until smooth and cheese has melted. Cook for about 10 minutes more. Taste, season with salt and pepper etc., if too thick add more broth, beer or cream, too thin add more cheese. But nothing extra was needed; garnish each bowl with bacon and green onions.
Let me say the bacon really put this soup over the top, serve with my Harp Beer Bread recipe and you are good to go…Enjoy!!! Cheers!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Here are my Guinness Stout Cake Pops…yummmy!!!