sketch of Bob above the recipe for cream of cabbage soup.

The Starlight Restaurant in Warren Michigan is one of our neighbor's favorite places to eat and they love their cream of cabbage soup! We finally worked out a "cut-down" version for home use. They also make a tomato based cabbage soup which is in the March 2000 issue of the Menu Minder and on our free recipes 1 page here at our web site. The restaurant is located on Ryan Road just south of the Reuther Freeway (I-696) in Warren and they're open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many thanks to Jordan, his wife Sonia, his dad Tony and all the good folks at the Starlight.

CREAM OF CABBAGE SOUP (From The Starlight Restaurant)

1 1/2 qt. chicken stock
1 1/2 qt. water
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped carrot

Place in large (4 qt.) soup pot and bring to the boil. Add 3 T. Miner's chicken base and stir in. Add 1 T. salt, 1/2 t. white pepper, 1 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1/2 medium head shredded cabbage and 1 c. sauerkraut, rinsed and drained. Cook, uncovered, 1 hour.

(this is the trick that makes this simple soup so special)

Mix together in a bowl 1 1/2 c. sour cream and 1 1/2 c. flour. Add 1 1/2 -2 c. milk and mix with a wire whisk to the consistency of a thick milkshake (the difference in the amount of milk determines the thickness of the soup). Add 1 drop egg shade coloring and heat through.
(serves 12 bowls or 16 cups)

Cream Of Cabbage Soup recipe is published in our March, 2001 Menu Minder.

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