February 4 - National Homemade Soup Day : Emily Griffith Technical College

February 4 – National Homemade Soup Day

February 4 – National Homemade Soup Day

When Emily Griffith first started her school the large majority of Emily’s students were coming from work to class with no break in between. They would not have a chance to eat. So, Emily and her sister would make a large batch of soup at home and carry it to school every day to feed the students. 

At Emily’s Cafe, we keep the tradition alive by offering two soups a day for lunch. One of the most popular soups is Cheddar Broccoli.

Cheddar Broccoli Soup

  • 12 oz butter
  • 14 oz onions, diced
  • 8 oz celery, diced
  • 16 oz broccoli stems, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 9 oz flour


  • Heat butter; add onion, celery, broccoli, mushrooms, flour.
  • Cook for around 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 quart hot milk.
  • Puree the above ingredients in a blender.

    Place back into pot and add the following:
  • 12 oz broccoli florets, small.
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, grated.
  • 16 oz heavy cream, reheat soup and serve.