Keeping in mind that I live in Santa Barbara, it's been cold lately. When I have ice on my windshield in the morning, I know it's cold!!! This is a very simple broccoli soup recipe:
1 1/2 pounds of broccoli
7 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Chop broccoli into small chunks. Bring the broth to a boil and add the broccoli. Simmer about 10-12 minutes. Broccoli should be soft. Puree about half of the soup. Once pureed add back into pot and then season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Right before serving, make garlic bread. Cut bread into quarters and add one or two quarters to each bowl of soup.