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Old 10-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Afraid to mess up my favorite soup!

Here's my soup of the day....

I dont have any celery and I dont want to run out for 1 silly thing like celery.
Am I gonna completely change my soup that I've finally got just about perfect???

Suzi's Minnesota Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

1/2 lb bacon, chopped
1 1/2 cup diced carrot
1 1/2 cup diced celery
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves minced garlic (or to taste, as is everything)
3-4 cups diced cooked chicken
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
8 cups chicken broth
3-4 cups cooked wild rice (I make rice 1 cup rice, 3 cups water, use it all)
2 cups 1/2 and 1/2
salt and pepper to taste

Will need a large soup pot, dutch oven is too small.

Render bacon til crisp, remove from pot, leave drippings.
Cook carrot, celey, onion til just soft, add garlic, cook 1-2 more min.
Add butter and melt, add flour and cook 2-3 min.
Add broth, bacon and chicken, simmer 5 min.
Add cream and rice, heat thru, add salt and pepper to taste.


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Old 10-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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You will not mess up the soup by leaving it out. It will not be the same, but it will still be delicious. There is enough going on in there that it will not make or break the final result.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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I go along with GB - it may not be the perfection, but it will still be excellent.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #4
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thanks guys....
I'll let you know my "professional" opinion after dinner!
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
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SuzyQ Your soup will be just fine and I doubt if you even notice the difference
Hang tough.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure that leaving the celery out will render the soup unusable, but still very mailable!
To me of course! That sounds delicious, Suzi
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #7
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Oh boy, now I did it.
It's a decent day out, so I went and ripped out the garden and tilled it over...
Before this I ate the last of yesterdays Swiss Steak.
So now I'm VERY WARM, very full, and don't even want to THINK about what time the soup would be finished if I started now.
I may just make the rice, cook the chicken, and have the parts ready to throw together tomorrow.....
and stop and grab celery on the way home from work....

Thanks for the votes of confidence though!!!
Really!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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I'm stocking up on dried vegetables, for when I don't have the fresh on hand to make soup or other recipes and I don't want to go to the store for one item.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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Oh thats a good idea LC.... Do they sell dried celery? Never thought to look!
Seems to be I'm out of that alot, I go thru it quick around here, what with all the ants on a log the kids eat.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:43 PM   #10
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suzi, that sounds really good. Thanks!
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