This is a great winter favorite in our house. I’m actually surprised I made it through “winter” without making it. Here we are officially in spring and yet with temperatures below freezing, I’m not convinced. So I’m glad to share with you one of our cold weather friendly soups.
Melt butter in a large pot. Saute carrots, celery and onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Then add the chicken and simmer for another 20-25 minutes, covered. Combine the flour and soft butter in a small bowl. Add it to the soup and increase the heat. Cook and stir until bubbly and thick. Add in the half and half. Stir and heat until heated through.
Hello friends, I’ll be participating in a few blog parties coming up. One of them is with Muffins&Mocha. She is hosting the Polar Bear Plunge Blog Party. If you’d like to join in on the fun, head on over to her site and see all the details. The more the merrier.
Also, I’ll be joining in with Atlantamomofthree where we’re bringing Simple and Sweet Desserts. The deadline for this one is March 15th! So don’t delay in submitting your dessert. More details can be found on her site.
Today little man experienced snow for the first time in his life. There wasn’t much and it melted pretty quick but he saw the world covered in white. I love watching my son experience the firsts in his life. I got to see this morning’s snow with wonder as little man looked through the window, curious as to what had happened while he was sleeping.
After some errands around town, we plopped little man (still in his car seat) into the stroller and headed off for a family walk. We didn’t get too far today in the cold weather. In fact, when we reached the turn around point to head on home, Dad realized that little man wasn’t wearing any gloves and he wouldn’t keep his hands under the blanket. So, Dad takes his new Christmas gloves and puts them on little man. They reached up to his elbows but he loved it. I guess we’ll have to find some little man gloves.