Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Since we woke up so late yesterday, our meal times were kind of off.  We ate breakfast around 11:00 – lunch around 3:00 and dinner around 7:00!

I am going to be paying attention to my gluten intake.  I didn’t have any gluten products the first couple weeks of South Beach.  When I reintroduced gluten with our chili mac and I ate one of my pumpkin scones, my “issues” started coming back.  So I was happy that I found these waffles – and at 50% off too!

I made sure that my egg was cooked well this time!

I had a package of chicken wings, so we decided to have that for lunch.  While I am a Frank’s hot sauce girl, Tony loves Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce.  I googled a recipe and it called for 1 head of garlic to be baked for 20 minutes before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

The verdict?  The sauce was WAY too garlicky – I have to go back to the drawing board on that one.

we had celery and blue cheese dressing on the side

And we also had cottage cheese on the side.  My four spicy wings 😀

So I basically never left the house yesterday.  I watched t.v., was on the computer.  I did eventually take a shower though!  And I didn’t feel guilty thinking about all the things I could have been doing since I am off for so many days.  It was nice being a lazy bum for once!

But I did need to think about dinner.  I knew I had frozen ground beef and frozen chicken breasts.  I went on Tastespotting, and saw this recipe and decided to make creamy chicken and rice soup for dinner.   The only thing I mixed up was I left out the onions of course, skipped the corn because I didn’t have any, and I had to cook the chicken.

I defrosted the chicken in the microwave, but it was still a tad frozen.  I diced the chicken and cooked it over medium high heat in my dutch oven for about 5 minutes, just until no longer pink.  I knew I would be adding it back in later and it would finish cooking then.

never thought to add evaporated milk to thicken soup!

This was delicious.  So creamy!

I have adobe elements photo software – one of my projects this week is to work with it to see what else I can do with it.  I pressed “plastic wrap” and this is what it did to the picture:

almost looks like a water color!

I am off to make more pumpkin scones to give out at my blogger lunch today.  So excited to catch up with everyone – in person! 😀

Have a great Sunday!

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10 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

  1. I love a good creamy, thick and hearty soup. Sounds Fabulous!

  2. my mother-in-law, who also loves your blog, just told me about that soup! we’ll probably be enjoying it tomorrow night, thanks biz! i think it’s great that you’re taking it easy, keep enjoying that quiet time!

  3. Tell your MIL she will love this soup – so creamy good!

  4. Can’t wait to hear about your blogger meet up! That plastic wrap tool is cool.

  5. It’s funny how much our day’s are mirroring each other right now. I slept in and did nearly nothing except cook, cook, cook.

  6. Yay, today was fun. We really have to do that more often! Once a year is not enough! 🙂

    That soup looks awesome, definitely on my “to make” list!

  7. Too much garlic? Not sure that can be possible!!

    Can I have a pumpkin scone? They sound wonderful!

  8. I have been craving soup, and looking for new recipes. I will have to put this in to next week’s menu!

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