Friday, September 30, 2011

Rainy Day Recipes

Oh look!  It's raining!

Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice?

I finally gave in today after endless days of cold, clouds and rain and did two things that are out of the ordinary for me.

1.  I bought a cup of coffee.
2.  I stayed in my sweats!

I know, I know.  Talk about living life on the edge!  That's me!  Usually the craziest I get is neglecting to make my bed (gasp), but this cold weather is doing strange things to my brain!

Sarcasm aside, I have to tell you about this delectable soup recipe I got from my mom.  I made it a couple of days ago, and the fam ate it ALL!  Yes, I said ALL of it!  This a monster-size recipe, ok!  I planned on freezing half of it for a rainy day (har, har), but they discovered the tupperware container hidden in plain sight right there in the freezer and before I knew it, my Williamsburg Inn Turkey Soup Made With Chicken was gone.

So, my friends, grab your slippers, change into sweats and prepare yourself for some good ole rainy day comfort food.   

Williamsburg Inn Turkey Soup

Combine in large saucepan:
1 chopped onion
3 sticks chopped celery
2 large chopped carrots
1 quart chicken or turkey broth
Cook for 20 minutes.

In separate saucepan, blend:
1 cup melted butter (I never said this was fat-free)
1 1/2 cups flour
Cook together until bubbly.  Add to vegetable mixture.  Turn heat to low and stir slowly.

Then add:
1/3 cup cooked rice
1 pint half and half
2 more quarts chicken or turkey broth
3 cups cooked chicken or turkey
1/2 teas chicken boullion
salt and pepper to taste

Heat slowly to serving temperature.  Freezes well unless the kids find it.

Now, I want to hear from you!  I'm hosting my first linky party!  At the bottom of this post, you can link up to your blog to tell us about your favorite winter recipes.   All I ask is that you grab my button on the sidebar and link back to me somewhere on your blog.

Link away!

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Danielle said...

Tried the soup tonight, and it's really good. I love that I can freeze for last minute dinner needs or for good hearty food at work, in smaller portions of course. Thanks for sharing.

Krystal said...

We received this soup as a freezer meal and it was awesome! I had to come over and find it so I can make it myself!