Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tonite while I was making dinner, my son Jacob came along to see what was cooking. "Is this the awesome sauce you make?!"

You betcha, Jake.

And then I knew I had to re-name this recipe, because, who wouldn't want to make awesomesauce in their own kitchen?!

Supermom's Awesomesauce


3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

4 cups warmed milk

2 cups of organic chicken, veggie, or beef broth (**See my note at the bottom about bouillon powders.)

In a medium to large cooking pot melt the butter over low heat. Then add the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble but do not let it brown. Gradually add the milk and broth, and stir constantly with a whisk. You'll probably want to have someone to chat with or a book to read, because it takes a little while before it thickens. (10-15 minutes, usually) 1.5 cups of this sauce equals a small (10 3/4 oz.) can of soup.

This sauces tastes wonderful. MUCH better than a can of cream-of-something soup. It works well for me to make a batch of this and then have it in a jar in the fridge all week, so anytime I want to make a casserole that requires a cream soup, I can use this easily.

You can add finely minced vegetables that have been sautéed.

For a cheese sauce you can add shredded Swiss, cheddar, or parmesan while the sauce is still hot. Stir until melted.

1 ½ cups of this sauce equals a 10 ¾ ounce can of cream soup

This sauce freezes well when already combined with other foods in a casserole.

**The reason that I use the organic broths in this recipe instead of bouillon is this:

Most bouillons have MSG in them. And unfortunately, even the ones that do not say MSG in the ingredients *still* have MSG in them. If the list of ingredients has anything that is autolyzed, hydrolyzed, or modified, that is all other ways of saying MSG. You can learn more about the many tricky names for MSG at MSG Myth.


Sheree Slagle said...

We make something similar that just makes the equivalent of 1 can of condensed soup. SO easy & you can pronounce the ingredients!!!!
We call it Cream of...Soup
Mix 3 T. flour into 1 c. milk. In sm. saucepan, melt 2-3 T butter. Add the flour/milk and flavoring of your choice (nonMSG bouillon or chicken base, celery flakes, mushrooms) and cook til it boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Season w/salt & pepper. Voila! 1 can cream of...soup!

Erica Johns said...

Thanks Sheree! I added a note to the bottom of the post explaining why I no longer recommend bouillon powders. If you find one that doesn't have any of the other names for MSG in it, please let me know. I would love to get some!