Friday, April 24, 2009

Please sir ,more chicken

Back from my trip and so behind in everything.There still a chill in the air so, a second soup was made This one is call Creamy mushroom and Chicken soup
This was a late contender in my little soup business and everyone raved about it. It has a surprising amount of veggies that are hardly even noticed because it's so creamy and delicious

You will need:6Tbsp butter
1 chopped onion
3Tbsp flour
6 cup chicken broth
1 lb sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup sliced celery
3/4 cup sliced carrots
2 cups quartered baby red potato
1 cup yellow squash
1 -1/2 cup frozen corn
2 tsp thyme
2 cup light cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
Now don't be afraid to substitute .Soup recipes should never be written in stone.I often cook for people who are gluten intolerant so flour as a thickener is out.In its place I use arrowroot or corn starch which would be mixed with a cold liquid and added to the finished soup.When you use flour, you should sprinkle it on the sauteed veggies allowing it to cook for about a minute or two then add your broth.
So now you add your butter to the pot saute the mushrooms and onions add the flour s&p if you are using it pour on the broth and bring this to a boil.Toss in your veggies and herbs.If you don't' like thyme you can chose rosemary or basil or even oregano. Lower your heat to simmer and wait for all those veggies to be cooked .I had an extra zucchini so that was thrown in the pot.Once your sure the carrots and potatoes are cooked stir in the cream Parmesan and the chicken.I didn't have cream and wasn't about to go to the store .I did have some half&half and some whole milk so I used that instead. This makes about 15 servings
In our family soup is always around.Even Jiggy
(the hubby) can reheat this if I'm not around. However he usually insist on waiting for me to eat with him, so, that's not the real issue for having it ready
Some of you might think I have forgotten to keep track of my spending for March. You would be correct. I totally forgot to post about it March was a little better. I spent $109.85 or 3.55 a day.Total for the year is now $286.95.This month we didn't send Jiggy to the farmers Market for shrimp and lobster.May will bring that total right up there since my meat will be included at that time.Well it's great to be back and I still have so much to tell you about my trip .Oh yeah the chicken story continues.........said the hobbit


Margaret said...

This is a wonderful recipe, sounds delicious and healthy. I also meant to comment on your soup's just great you found a way to make some extra money and at the same time supply such yummy and nutritious soups to your clients.

Have a great weekend and I can't wait to read about your trip.


Connie said...

This sounds very good. Thanks for sharing - you stay very busy.