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    Smile Not a recipe but about a recipe

    My DH and I celebrated our 39th anniversary with a lovely dinner at a local restaurant.
    The soup of the day was Rabbit with Sage and Roasted Chestnuts. This had a cream base and OMG! was it good.
    I have to buy a book put out by a local outreach centre in order to get this recipe. The centre holds 'Soupfest', an annual event which raises money by offering signature soups from city wide restaurants. The soups are served in bowls made by local potters. Participants purchase a bowl, which they keep, then tickets for at least 3 different soups. The best soup gets the most votes from those who attend the event.
    I can't wait to get the book as we love soup here and this is the season for soup. Although you wouldn't know it with the winter we've had thus far- mild temps and no snow- the shoe is going to drop sooner or later. I'll be prepared with a nice pot of soup.
    Anyone love soup as much as we do???? From scratch only...
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    We also love homemade soups, but nothing as exotic as rabbit soup! Ours are more the standards--potato, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, cream of broccoli, etc.
    Sue

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    I love soup, and make a pot of chicken or vegetable beef weekly during the winter months. Sometimes we'll have potato, tomato, or beet (borsche) soup.

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    I make soup almost every week on Wednesday because my best friend comes for dinner and coffee and crafting (AKA stitch-n-*itch). Her favorite meals are soup, and I always make enough for all of us to eat and for her to take for lunch the next day. I typically bake bread on Wednesday, too...as I think fresh bread and hot soup are a match made in heaven.
    Our favorites are creamy chicken and wild rice, chicken tortilla soup, tortellini soup, and Italian wedding. Sometimes you can't beat the standard chicken noodle, beef vegetable, or potato though.
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    creamy chicken and wild rice ..............
    That sounds great and something new to me. Care to share the recipe?
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    My DH and I love soups, but my oldest son is very picky and will only eat potato chowder or albondigas, (mexican meatball soup).
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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    creamy chicken and wild rice ..............
    That sounds great and something new to me. Care to share the recipe?
    Well....I cook like I sew. Recipes and patterns are just suggestions that beg for interpretation. LOL.
    But, here are the basics:

    2 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
    1 box Uncle Ben's wild rice with seasoning
    1 or 2 celery ribs
    1 or 2 carrots
    a few button mushrooms
    chicken bullion cubes 1 or 2, to taste
    1 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    1 cup milk, more later if necessary

    Cut up the chicken into cubes, place in water (about 6 cups or so...) to boil until the white goo cooks out. Strain out the floaties, but reserve broth and return it with chicken to pot. Add bullion cube to broth, put back onto heat, add chopped veggies and rice to boil for 20 or so minutes. Reserve seasoning packet from rice. When rice is nearly cooked, put butter and rice seasoning into small saucepan until butter melts. Add flour and let it get good and hot. Whisk in milk to make roux, cook until thickened stirring frequently, lest you get the lumps. Add roux to soup and heat through. If mixture is too thick, add more milk.

    Great left over, but thickens up a LOT in the fridge.
    Last edited by dixie_fried; 01-09-2012 at 07:04 PM. Reason: clarification
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    I had to make room in the freezer so I took out a five quart container of homemade turkey noodle/rice soup. Pigged out on that last night. Something about leftover soup! We get leftovers for a few days!!!!! Edie

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    I love soups. I learned this "technique" from a teaching friend. She made soup out of any leftovers in the fridge. She could take a casserole, add broth or milk and make a delicious soup. She told me that when the grandkids walked in the door, their first question was "What's for soup?" DH doesn't go for these experiments, but it's wonderful to change leftovers for my lunch.
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    I have wonderful memories of coming into my Grandmothers house on a cold winter day and smelling delicious soup. She never wasted any food and her soup was always different. A spoonful of corn, one piece of chicken, etc. went into the pot and simmered all day. I love soup as do my children and grandchildren. Only problem is my husband who is President of the Picky Eaters Club!!! He will not eat any cream based soup, or any with tomato, or any with beans. So, over the years I got smart and made soup for the rest of us and soup just for him. Sure, more work, but at least we all ate in peace.

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    Made a new soup for us last week...kraut soup! Tasted way better than it sounds.

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    My kids use to call me the Leftover Lady.
    We loved vegetable soup.
    Any left over veg (no mater how small) was put into a zip lock,
    put into the freezer until we accumulated a lot.

    Cook some tomatoes and add the small
    container/zip locks, meat if I any any,
    and Voila, the best veg soup ever.

    J J

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
    Well....I cook like I sew. Recipes and patterns are just suggestions that beg for interpretation. LOL.
    But, here are the basics:

    2 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
    1 box Uncle Ben's wild rice with seasoning
    1 or 2 celery ribs
    1 or 2 carrots
    a few button mushrooms
    chicken bullion cubes 1 or 2, to taste
    1 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    1 cup milk, more later if necessary

    Cut up the chicken into cubes, place in water (about 6 cups or so...) to boil until the white goo cooks out. Strain out the floaties, but reserve broth and return it with chicken to pot. Add bullion cube to broth, put back onto heat, add chopped veggies and rice to boil for 20 or so minutes. Reserve seasoning packet from rice. When rice is nearly cooked, put butter and rice seasoning into small saucepan until butter melts. Add flour and let it get good and hot. Whisk in milk to make roux, cook until thickened stirring frequently, lest you get the lumps. Add roux to soup and heat through. If mixture is too thick, add more milk.

    Great left over, but thickens up a LOT in the fridge.
    I cook much the same way using the recipe to give me the start! Thank-you for posting this recipe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    I cook much the same way using the recipe to give me the start! Thank-you for posting this recipe!
    Oh, you're welcome! I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do. It really is good, fast, and pretty simple. And anytime I have leftover chicken or rice, it all gets dumped in there too. Just adjust the liquid to keep it soup and not solid.
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    When we lived in Salado, TX in the Central part of TX, there was an annual fund-raising event like this. Individuals could go to the local potters and make bowls that would be sold with soup in them. They could purchase their own bowls to raise funds. Or others could buy them. The potters also made bowls and donated them to be purchased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
    Well....I cook like I sew. Recipes and patterns are just suggestions that beg for interpretation. LOL.
    But, here are the basics:

    2 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
    1 box Uncle Ben's wild rice with seasoning
    1 or 2 celery ribs
    1 or 2 carrots
    a few button mushrooms
    chicken bullion cubes 1 or 2, to taste
    1 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    1 cup milk, more later if necessary

    Cut up the chicken into cubes, place in water (about 6 cups or so...) to boil until the white goo cooks out. Strain out the floaties, but reserve broth and return it with chicken to pot. Add bullion cube to broth, put back onto heat, add chopped veggies and rice to boil for 20 or so minutes. Reserve seasoning packet from rice. When rice is nearly cooked, put butter and rice seasoning into small saucepan until butter melts. Add flour and let it get good and hot. Whisk in milk to make roux, cook until thickened stirring frequently, lest you get the lumps. Add roux to soup and heat through. If mixture is too thick, add more milk.

    Great left over, but thickens up a LOT in the fridge.
    Thank you! It's tough to make soup for 1 but that could be adapted for smaller amounts and I don't mind leftovers!
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    I make soup all the time. Last one I made is a Texas bean soup. I have been making this one for 30 years . I still miss my mother's veg soup. Mine is close, but still not hers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    Thank you! It's tough to make soup for 1 but that could be adapted for smaller amounts and I don't mind leftovers!
    This is actually half what I normally make. But, I feed a small army and HAVE to have left-overs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    I make soup all the time. Last one I made is a Texas bean soup. I have been making this one for 30 years . I still miss my mother's veg soup. Mine is close, but still not hers.
    My mom finally slipped up and told me why my vegetable soup didn't taste just like hers. I found out that she put shredded cabbage in very early so it cooked beyond recognition. (I'm not a cabbage fan) Once I started using cabbage, the soup was the same as hers, and I can't make it without her "secret ingredient".
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
    My kids use to call me the Leftover Lady.
    We loved vegetable soup.
    Any left over veg (no mater how small) was put into a zip lock,
    put into the freezer until we accumulated a lot.

    Cook some tomatoes and add the small
    container/zip locks, meat if I any any,
    and Voila, the best veg soup ever.

    J J

    This is how I make my vegetable soup too! I also freeze any leftover broth and bits of potato, carrots, and roast. This make a good flavored soup. In fact, that's what we had for supper tonight.

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    Gee what a great recipe to try. No excuse not to make it since I have all of those ingredients at home! Thanks for sharing!
    Carolyn

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    except in depth of summer when have salad/panzanella make soups for lunch, borsch, stilton/celery. cauliflower/today broccoli -Nigel Slater, tomato ,apple/celery, stilton /cauliflower, carrot, leek/potato, cabbage, squash and others but best of all mediteranean kidney bean soup from my own plants .
    HATE tinned /pkt soup ,ALWAYS make from fresh it is SO easy ,cheap and nourishing.

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    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've bookmarked it.
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    I too love soups, all kinds. Can't eat much cream based soups because of lactose issues...BUT will cheat occasionally ! In my heart and mind there is nothing homier than a pot of home made soup on my stove (or crock pot). I recently made a huge VAT of Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs, chicken, pasta, spinach, etc.....oh how awesome. i think of all soups my all time favorite is just a down home beef vegetable soup with stew beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, beans, etc.....what ever you have left over in the fridge and left over stuff out of the freezer.
    Even here in the south, Georgia, we get enough cool days to enjoy pots of soup simmering on the stove......I tend to make a lot of cornbread to go with the soup too.........on special days it will be cracklin cornbread, now that is a treat !

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    I make soup all the time. Last one I made is a Texas bean soup. I have been making this one for 30 years . I still miss my mother's veg soup. Mine is close, but still not hers.
    What is Texas Bean Soup? Would you please share your recipe?

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