|The view out my back door.|
Winter arrived in SE Minnesota this last weekend. Later than usual, for sure, but way too soon for me. It's past time to put the snow tires on the SUV. I've made sure the scraper and brush are in the car, and I've gotten the extra blankets and my fleece jammies out of storage.
And I made soup.
Soup to me is a winter food. Especially creamy, thick, hearty soups. When it gets cold outside, I want to have a hot bowl of soup, some Earl Grey Tea, and a good book.
This week, in honor of the snow, I made Cheesy Wild Rice Soup, and I thought I would share the recipe with you here:
Cheesy Wild Rice Soup
1 lb. Bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
1 med. Onion
3 cups Cooked Wild Rice
2 pts. Half and Half
2 cans Cream of Potato Soup
2 cups Shredded or Cubed Velveeta Cheese
Saute bacon and diced onion in a skillet until bacon is crisp and onions are translucent. Drain. Combine with all ingredients in a crock pot. Low for 3 hrs, high for 2. (NOTE: 1 c Raw wild rice = 3 c Cooked.)
For a speedier recipe: I use pre-cooked bacon, cut small, and I buy pre-cooked cans of wild rice...Canoe brand is my favorite. I substitute a pt. of cream and a pint of milk instead of half and half, and this last time I made it, I added some chicken stock, which got a big two thumbs up from the family.
Also this week, someone on FB asked what your favorite thing to bake for the holidays is. My answer was Candy Cane Cookies.
You can find a recipe for these cookies HERE.
What's your comfort food? What's your favorite holiday food?
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