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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Cold Weather Comfort Food

Soup is a favorite of mine, no matter what the season. With below average temps in the mid-30's and days at a time of nothing but gray skies, it seemed like the perfect time to whip up a batch of homemade chicken soup recently. The best sounding recipe I found was the one below, which is adapted from Sandra Lee's "Semi-Homemade Cooking". The best part about it is that it can be made in a Slow Cooker ~ the busy gal's best friend ~ hurrah!
The recipe suggests using one of those store bought Rotissierie chickens ~ which is a great time saver, if you happen to have one on hand. I did even better than that, by using two large cans of Premium chunk chicken. It was more than enough to make the soup very "chicken-y", and I swear on my life that you could not tell it was canned chicken.
The measurements below yield one large crock full of soup, or roughly 8 servings.
Lazy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
4 cups cooked chicken, chopped (from a store bought chicken)
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 (14 ounce) cans low sodium chicken broth
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup (with roasted garlic)
2 teaspoons assorted herbs (chives, parsley, and tarragon) salt
pepper, to taste
2 cups egg noodles, cooked
1. Remove skin from the chicken and chop the meat.
2. Put the chicken into a slow cooker with the onions, celery, carrots and peas.
3. Stir in broth, mushroom soup, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 8 to 9 hours.
5. When soup is finished, stir in egg noodles.
6. Season to taste and serve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sounds yummy