As a child, I would have been thrilled to wake up and see that there was no school and the hills had snow on them. I could spend the day sledding and then come in to the house and find that my mom had opened a can of soup, heated it and that sure helped warm me up!
As an older adult, I wake up and have to roll into position to see out of my window...cautiously I might add so as to not move a joint quickly which would mean much pain. It does not matter if there is snow or not, because I am not leaving the semi warmth of my home and I now know how to make my own flavorful soups with ease!
Getting old does have its advantages...we do not have to go sleigh riding, we do not have to really enjoy the snow and if we don't want to leave our homes we do not have to...the grandkids can find their own way to our doors! Lol The good part is they can be met with the scent of wonderful homemade soups cooking on our stoves.
Herb'n Renewal really does take the guesswork out of seasoning! Here's a great starter soup for a cold winter day.
Chicken Veggie'n Rice Stew
1-2 lb. chicken, cooked & diced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 qt. chicken stock
1 lb. frozen mixed vegetables
1 1/2 cup white rice
2 tbsp. RUB'N SEASON POULTRY
Roux for thickening (optional)
In a large pot, saute' celery and onions in olive oil for 5-10 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add everything else, except the roux! Bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer till the veggies and rice are tender...about 1 hour. Thicken with roux (equal parts melted butter and flour mixed together) if desired.
Enjoy the snow from the inside of your warm home!!!!