Monday, April 28, 2014

Chicken and Wild Rice Cream Soup

Today I went to the dentist. As expected it was horrible. And unfortunately I will be going back a few more times. But, I'm a food blogger, so after a horrible trip to the dentist I was really wanting a warm and comforting bowl of soup. This soup is easy because it uses ingredients that you probably have on hand!

2 skin on, bone in, Chicken Thighs
2 cups of milk
1/4 cup flour
3 TBS butter
2 large carrots chopped
1 medium white onion chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup Cooked wild rice (I used a 4.5 oz package of Mahatma wild rice)
2 TBS dried Parsley
1/2 TBS Thyme
3 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper

This serves 2-3 people.

First bring 2 quarts of water (season with salt) to a boil. Add in Chicken thighs and boil until they are cooked through. This should take about 30-40 minutes.

While that is boiling chop your veggies and start cooking your rice.

In a separate large pot, melt your butter and add in the carrots and onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the carrots are mostly tender. Next add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook for about a minute. Sprinkle in the flour and stir around until it makes like a paste on the veggies. Add in the milk slowly, stir 1/2 cup in at a time so that your flour doesn't get lumpy. Once the flour and milk is combined simmer and stir until it thickens.

At this point your chicken should be done. So pull it out and set it aside, BUT SAVE THE WATER IT COOKED IN! That is some delicious stock we are going to use!

Take 3 cups of the stock and add it to the thick flour and milk. Stir until incorporated.

Chop up your chicken and add that to your soup.

Add in the cooked rice, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes or until the soup is to your desired thickness. The longer it simmers the thicker it will get. Make sure to stir occasionally!

Once that is done go ahead and serve! This definitely made me feel loads better! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Starting my Etsy Shop

I have great news!! I have an Etsy Shop!!

Most of you know that I have had a hard time finding a job. It seemed that a lot of people didn't want to hire me for the job I wanted since I needed a very flexible schedule. I did get a small job with Abundant Harvest, but I still wanted to do more. So I decided to turn my hobby into a job!

After I got my new sewing machine, I put in lot's of hours of practice and have started selling my appliqué creations! I only have on listing right now to try it out, but I'm excited and I really hope this takes off!

So if you want to buy an adorable Pillow Cover, click here and check out my shop!