What is something many of us have to do every day? Cook. Feed our families. I’ve made a few new recipes over the past several weeks and wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
Everyone has had bad colds at my house. And our littlest had a bad ear infection. So chicken soup was on the menu. It helped that I had homemade broth and extra cooked chicken on hand. I turned those items into chicken rice soup (since I had leftover rice, too!). Here’s the directions I used…keep in mind that I did not really measure the quantities, so they’re approximate. Soup is forgiving.
Chicken Rice Soup:
2 t butter
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 stalks of celery, sliced
12-14 cups homemade stock
3-4 cups cooked rice
3 cups cooked, diced chicken
salt and pepper to taste
Begin by melting the butter in a large soup pot. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery and cook over low heat until tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Add the stock, rice, and chicken, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper as needed.
These homemade Cheddar Biscuits were amazing (pictured with the soup, above). I actually cut back on the butter (using one stick, not 1.5 sticks) and didn’t make the butter topping. And they were fantastic. I froze half of them for later use.
I made these mini quiches last week. They are from a friend’s blog and were wonderful! Not too many ingredients are needed. I used regular sized muffin tins, not mini tins and baked them maybe 2 minutes longer. They also froze well. Both of my little boys liked them.
And this pork chop and potato crock pot recipe was a winner. I made the condensed soup myself. I only used one packet of ranch dressing mix in the recipe (plan to make my own next time) but it still turned out really well. And I’m not usually a big pork chop fan.
So there are a few recipes our family has really enjoyed the past few weeks. What are some new things you’ve been making?