Chicken Soup

This takes 2 days simply because it uses leftovers from the evening meal the day before.

Day one

Put 3 bone in  and WITH skin chicken breasts in slow cooker.  Add one large pat of butter to each breast under the skin.  Salt and pepper each breast.

Slice 1/2 an onion and add to cooker.

Add small bag of baby carrots

Add 1/2 Cup of water


Day two

Remove all meat from chicken bones.  Discard bones and skin.

Pour all liquid, onions and carrots from cooker into a large pot.

Add 1 box of prepared chicken broth (Swanson or store brand) and 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup.

Add at least 1/4 cup of celery flakes and onion flakes to taste.

Add one bouillon cube

Simmer for 4-5 hours.

Add one package of pre cooked egg noodles an hour or so before serving.

A alternative or addition to the noodles is Bisquick biscuits.

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Mom would make enough of these every Christmas so that I could take a big coffee can of them back to school.  They never lasted long.

2 sticks of oleomargarine

1 Cup unsifted powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt


1/2 Tablespoon real almond extract

1 Tablespoon real vanilla

2 Cups sifted flour

Bake at 325 for 15 to 18 minutes.  Cookies will not be brown when done.

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Lentil Soup version 2

This is for Dayna…a girl after my own heart.  MORE LENTILS!!!


1/4 C margarine

3/4 C. chopped celery

3/4 C. chopped onion

6C water

3/4 C lentils

1 qt. tomato juice

3/4 C. barley

2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp. rosemary

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 C. shredded carrots

Leftover ham, diced (optional)


Saute the margarine, celery and onion in a large pan.  Add water and lentils.  Cook 20 minutes.  Add tomato juice, barley, salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic salt.  Simmer 45 to 60 minutes.  Add carrots and ham and cook 5 more minutes

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Creamy Wild Rice Soup

We got a bag of wild rice for a Christmas present so I went on a mission trying to find ways to enjoy it.

This recipe came from a cookbook published by a local church


6T of butter

3T chopped onion

1/3 C flour

4C Chicken broth

2C cooked wild rice

1/4 C finely grated carrots

3T chopped pecans

1/4 t white pepper

1C 2% milk

Saute onion in butter.  Blend in flour.  Gradually add broth and boil one minute.

Add cooked rice, carrots, nuts and pepper.

Blend in milk.

Boil again, then turn down and simmer for 1/2 hour or so.  It’ll get thicker as it simmers

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Nice chicken main dish

This one is good. Tastes a lot like BBQ sauce and goes really good with rice.

I used bone in chicken breasts. Again. Just don’t like the boneless skinless things. This time though, I DID remove the skin.

Mix together:
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Bread crumbs …I used about a cup but there were a lot left over.
Use 2 bone in chicken breasts
Dip chicken breasts into mixed ingredients, then dip into bread crumbs. Bake in greased baking dish, uncovered, for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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Anna’s Favorite-cheese potatoes

I work with a sweet girl who’s addicted to these things.

6 big potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 C sour cream
4 oz (1/2 package) cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup half and half
2T parsley
3T garlic flakes
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
3C grated sharp cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes until tender.  Mix soup, sour cream and cream cheese
Stir in cheese, onions, half and half, garlic, salt and pepper
Stir in potatoes
put in 2 qt. baking dish
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes

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Goodbye Cecil Gonzales

This isn’t food.  It’s more important.

A lot of people are missing their best friend today. A dancing, shining light. Circus will miss him, Ice shows will miss him, the world will miss him.

Love you Cecil

Do it because you can. Do it because you are who you are. Do it because someone should. Do it because, one day at a time, the calendar of life is running out. Do it because you will otherwise always regret it. Do it because no one but you, and nothing but your fear, are standing in the way. Just be sure to do it, before you cannot

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