Update: Shirley J’s Signature White Sauce Cream Base/Universal Sauce product is now called Whisk Bliss! It is ¼ the calories of making a cream or white sauce from scratch. There are no trans fat, no saturated fats, no added msg or hydrogenated oils. It’s also only 3 Weight Watchers pts for one cup prepared! When preparing use a 4:1 ratio. 4 cups water to 1 cup Whisk Bliss. You can purchase it online, or if you’re in the Mountain West, you can find it at many retail locations or at Shirley J in Orem, Utah.
So you've all heard me tell you about my new job at Shirley J. If you are new to Project Domestication, then check out this post to get updated.
Anyway, I've been using the Shirley J products more and more and am just amazed at how much I love the entire product line. I've not only been inspired to make new dishes, recreate old ones but I'm finding ways to actually use what I have in my fridge and pantry. (You know, those items that usually just sit in the cupboard...the items you bought without having a plan for...)
I've been toying around with the idea of doing regular blog posts over here on Project D about the recipes I'm trying...so here I am with "White Sauce Wednesday." Why White Sauce? Because I'm going to focus on the main product that Shirley J sells and that is the Shirley J Signature White Cream Sauce Base. So, without further adieu, here is my very first White Sauce Wednesday post!
Creamy Broccoli Soup (adapted from Shirley J Web site)
Preparation & Cook Time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup Shirley J Signature White Sauce Cream Base
2 cups water
8 oz. fresh or frozen broccoli, steamed and drained (I used frozen)
Steam broccoli and drain. Reserve liquid from broccoli, set aside. Add water to reserved broccoli liquid to equal 2 cups. Blend Shirley J Signature White Sauce Cream Base and water with whisk in saucepan. Heat to boil.
Add about three-quarters of broccoli to base. Lower heat and continue to cook until desired consistency. Pour soup into food processor or blender and blend until creamy. Pour soup back into sauce pan and add remaining broccoli.
I really loved this recipe. It was so easy and so fresh tasting. I couldn't believe I made it in less than 15 minutes. I felt pretty dang cool...and I was happy to use my Costco frozen broccoli as something other than a side veggie.
Next week: Spicy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
ALSO: I'm very much considering starting an official White Sauce Wednesday...so all you foodie bloggers and home cooks looking for a good time and yummy recipes, let me know if you are interested. I think this could be A LOT OF FUN!
Also, you may want to add the Shirley J blog to your feed. I'm the blogger behind it and I'm just saying there is a HUGE GIVE-A-WAY coming. Let's just say you could win the entire Shirley J product line. Ahh! Also, we are less than a week away from launching our new site, getting new packaging and um...yeah blog buttons!