Carrot Cheese Soup

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2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 medium carrot, diced
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons diced fully cooked ham
2 cups hot chicken broth
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce


In a saucepan, melt the butter; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add carrot, onions and ham; cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheese, parsley, pepper and hot pepper sauce; heat until the cheese is melted and the vegetables are tender.

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