Simple Vegetable Soup

There's nothing in this world like a steaming bowl of homemade vegetable soup.

The flavors meld together to create a bowl of comfort. Chunks of potato add a touch of savory and the carrots sweeten the broth just a tad. Add a dash of parsley for extra visual appeal and you've got yourself a terribly easy soup that is both cheap and filling!

To make this simple soup, you will need:

1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon of butter
Dash of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of flour
2 medium potatoes, peeled bite-size chunks
4 medium carrots, peeled and bite-sized chunks
1 can of chicken broth
Dash of dried parsley
Salt & pepper

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic powder and let cook slowly, until the onion is translucent and soft. Increase the heat to medium-high and stir in the flour gradually to make a roux, scraping up the bottom of the pan. Slowly add a few tablespoons of the chicken broth, stirring constantly, to make a thick liquid. Add the rest of the broth and fill the can 3/4 full of water and add that as well. Season with salt and pepper and parsley. Toss in the carrots and potatoes and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and cover, leaving the cover tilted so the soup can breathe. Let cook for about 45 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are soft. Approx. 4 servings.

So. Good.