OLLI’s Secret Recipes – Texas 1886 Cheese Soup

Carol Bessel takes us back in time with this wonderful cheese soup recipe.

Texas 1886 Cheese Soup

“When I cannot  find the Old English cheese in the dairy section, I use the small jars by Kraft®.”

Cheese Soup

1/4 C butter

1/2 C each of finely chopped onions, carrots, and celery

1/4 C flour

1 1/2 T cornstarch

1/8 t baking soda

4 C milk

4 C chicken stock

1 lb. Old English processed cheese (cubed)

1 t salt

1 whole pepper

1 T dried parsley

dash of cayenne pepper

Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Sauté vegetables until tender. Stir in flour and cornstarch. Cook until bubbly. Add stock and milk – gradually blending into a smooth sauce. Add baking soda and cheese. Stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper – add parsley and cayenne. Keep hot. Sprinkle with paprika when serving.

If that recipe sparked your interest, and how could it not, then you can call the OLLI office at 928-717-7634 to order a cookbook. For a limited time, you can purchase the cookbooks for only $5. That’s 50% off the original price; what a deal, and remember that all proceeds support the OLLI organization you know and love!


OLLI in the National Spotlight

If you didn’t catch it, our local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Yavapai College was featured in CNN Money Magazine. An article on the best places to retire in America featured Prescott as fourth out of twenty-five communities, and the online version placed a link to our website where readers could go for further information.

You can view the online article here: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/real_estate/1009/gallery.best_places_retire.moneymag/4.html

Money Magazine Article

There is also a longer article in the print version of the current issue of Money Magazine on page 113. After the article hit the newsstands, ABC15 out of Phoenix came up to interview Dennis Garvey, the Dean of the Division of Lifelong Learning, as well as Matt and Roseann Lukaszewski, two lovely OLLI members.

You can view the video clip on our homepage at http://www.yc.edu/olli.

ABC15 News Clip

What do you think about Prescott as a retirement community?