Broccoli Potato Soup

4 heaping cups of broccoli

3 cups of potatoes

2 cups of vegetable broth

1/2 t salt

3 t or more of freshly ground pepper

Add the broccoli to a medium pot with a lid, then add broth and potatoes.  Heat on medium until boiling, then reduce to low and simmer until broccoli is tender.  Transfer to blender and puree, allowing steam to escape from the blender.  Return to the pot, season, and add water or additional broth to reach desired consistency.

Although I used frozen broccoli florets, this would be a great way to use broccoli stems.  I used leftover baked potatoes but leftover mashed potatoes would work great here as well.