Here’s a little secret I learned from a Facebook feed that I think is worth sharing! I drink warm water or green tea with lemon/lime juice most mornings. I now take a few minutes every so often and prepare the juice ahead of time. Such a time saver! I simply roll the room temperature limes or lemons, slice in half, squeeze out every drop, and then pour into ice trays. Next I place them in the freezer and then pop them out once frozen. Store the juice cubes in a freezer bag or container. Of course, these are also handy to drop into iced tea. Talk about a delicious and healthy punch of Vitamin C!
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (Thanks to my sister Renae)
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
A grocery store rotisserie chicken or left over chicken, shredded
Package of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Wild Rice with seasoning pack
4 cups chicken broth
Black pepper to taste
1 1/2 -2 cups non-fat heavy cream
veggies of your choice
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
Start by making a roux ~ melt the butter and add the flour in your favorite large soup pan. It will soon look like sugar cookie dough. (It is supposed to…I called and asked!) Gradually add the chicken broth and cream
using a whisk. Add wild rice and seasoning package, bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and add shredded chicken and your favorite veggies. I added celery, corn and carrots. (my sister pre-cooked her veggies, I didn’t) Cover and allow it simmer. I went by the time stated on the rice box. As it cooks, it thickens, so you may want to add water before serving. This is delicious and makes a bunch. AND…it freezes well. Use your own creativity and enjoy the soup! Great for a brrrrr day!
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