Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Food

I have been waiting for the weather to finally cool down so I could make some "warm you up" food. Over the weekend it finally happened! Highs in the 60's means we are freezing (try not to make fun or be disgusted! It is a shock to go from the 90's last week to this). I found this recipe on Becky Higgins' blog and I thought I would share. Just in case you need some warmin' up!

Creamy Mushroom & Chicken Soup

Get your husband to take care of this:
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb mushrooms, sliced (I only used one carton)
3/4 c sliced celery
3/4 c chopped carrots
2c quartered baby red potatoes
1c chopped yellow squash
*You can add/subtract any vegetables

You will also need:
6 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6c chicken broth
1 1/2 c frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 tsp thyme
2 c light cream
3/4 c grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish if desired
2c chopped cooked chicken

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in the four, salt, and pepper and mix until smooth. Gradually add the broth, then turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the soup to a boil. Add the mushrooms, celery, carrots, potatoes, squash, corn, and thyme. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Add the cream, Parmesan, and chicken. Heat the soup for an additional 10 minutes, but do not let it boil. To serve, ladle the soup into a bowl and sprinkle it with more Parmesan, if desired. Makes about 15 cups.

Delicious! Daisy and I had some leftovers for breakfast this morning. Poor girl isn't feeling well and I think the broth felt good on her throat!

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!!


He & Me + 3 said...

Oh that does sound yummy. I love me some parmesan! YUM
Totally is soup weather here.

Jenilee said...

Sounds like a great soup! That might even be a soup my husband would like... he isn't a soup person. I am though and cold weather is the perfect time to make soup! :)

Kmama said...

You lost me at "mushroom". For those that like the fungus, I'm sure it's a great soup. LOL

Kelly said...

Ohh this sounds so yummy! I love finding new soup recipes!

Jules said...

I love soup and this sounds sooo good. 60s?? We started those two months ago, we are now in the 30s and 40s. Now that's too cold already. Even for a Wisconsonite like me.

{Kimber} said...

I'm with you on the "warm" food...I'm past ready!!!

Foursons said...

I love homemade soup. And 60's is downright cold where I live. Jackets and mittens weather!

Kim said...

Yum! Ben and I love to test out new soup recipes, we will definately have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

blueviolet said...

You mean you don't have to eat it out of a can?

Rachel said...

That sounds delicious! And perfect for this rainy weather :) Thanks for sharing!