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I only eat green things on St. Patrick's Day: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Okay, so I may also be eating some leftover mac and cheese today, which isn't so green, but typically I love celebrating this holiday with all things green and authentically Irish [corned beef and cabbage anyone?].  I'm in the process of making some Irish coffee [though I completely forgot the cream, so can someone PLEASE bring me a carton? You can partake in this delicious libation with me if you do!

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But I digress... back to my green soup.  I LOVE a good broccoli cheddar soup.  I loathed broccoli as a child and even through most of my adulthood up to a point, but as of late I can't get enough of it. Steamed. Sautéed. Roasted. Blended with loads of cheese? Most definitely.  I'm not the best at always writing down my recipes. I tend to base them off one I find in a cookbook or randomly combing through recipes online, and this soup was a riff off of this recipe.

I plan to make it again since it was divine, but there are two things I know for sure, I added more Greek yogurt and more cheese than the recipe called for [I was attempting to empty my fridge of some dairy products that had been sitting idly by]. I also made twice as much broccoli because I neglected to read the recipe properly [hence the greener than usual color]. Because the soup was a little too thick for my taste, I thinned it out with some hot water [it was a bit on the salty side from the cheddar I used, so I wanted to steer clear of more vegetable broth]. 

I actually reserved some of extra thick soup and used it as a sauce atop some chicken and it was divine! If you have a halfway decent blender, this dish takes almost no time to make, and is made infinitely better with a good hunk of multigrain bread and a glass of red wine.  So whether you're wearing green or eating it, I hope you've got a little luck of the Irish today!