You know the cozy feeling you get at the end of a long day when you put on your worn flannel pajama pants and throw a holey afghan over your shoulders so you can cuddle on the couch with a really good book?
This soup creates the same feeling: pure bliss and comfort.
In a bowl.
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (it was buy1 get1 free day when I made the minestrone!)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used a gluten free baking mix)
2 cups milk (I used low fat)
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (16-ounce package) Velveeta, cubed
Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Put the spinach into the bottom of your slow cooker. Add the chopped onion. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and flour to form a roux (you could do this on the stovetop, but I usually melt the butter in the microwave and then stir in the flour) Slowly add the milk and water to the bowl. Add salt and nutmeg. Stir well to combine, and then pour mixture into your slow cooker on top of the spinach.
Add velveeta. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or until the onions are translucent. Stir well before serving in soup bowls (or bread bowls if you're fancy!)
This is a creamy and decadent soup that will definitely take the chill off a cold day. The kids lapped their servings up as an afternoon snack before heading out to the soccer field. This was plenty filling for me, but Adam had his with a salami sandwich for dinner.