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Gourmet Spinach soup

Recipe by: Snix

5 Tbs. unsalted butter
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, washed, dried, trimmed and diced
1 scallion chopped
5 Tbs. flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
dash of ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 pound cream cheese softened and cut into cubes
1 cup grated swiss cheese
3/4 pound fresh spinach, washed, trimmed cooked and chopped

Melt the butter in a large saucepan. In it slowly saute the mushrooms and scallion until tender. Add flour and stir just until flour is cooked, a couple of minutes. whisk in first chicken broth and then milk, stirring until thickened. Add salt if desired, pepper, nutmeg, cream cheese and swiss cheese. Stir until melted. Then stir in spinach. Heat and stir very gently. Season to taste. Serve hot.

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