Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thunder, lightening, snow & ice…..OH MY!

Here in southwest Minnesota we are in the middle of an ice and snow storm.  Woke up this morning to a flash of lightening and clap of thunder……..pretty darn unusual for Minnesota in February!!  Luckily Ron and I had no plans today, so we are snug and warm in our farm house today.  Really, really hope that we do not lose our electricity today.  May live in the country but we are very attached to our computers and the internet.  Megan (our daughter) is up in the cities coaching at a JO volleyball tournament and tried to make it back to Sioux Falls but the group of parents that were traveling with her ended up turning back. So she is back at the hotel she stayed that last two nights. I am so very thankful she is safe and not on the roads.

I cooked up yummy Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup for dinner thanks to some leftover turkey that Mom Bez gave me.  The recipe, from, is very easy and was ready in about 30 minutes.  Here is the recipe:

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
Turkey (Mom gave me a 8oz Cool Whip tub full)
1 pkg Uncle Ben’s quick cooking wild rice
Mushrooms & carrots (used about 2 cups of each but could have used more)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper (this is doubled because we really like pepper)
¾ cup flour
½ cup butter
2 cups heavy cream

In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water, turkey, carrots and mushrooms (celery would be good in this too). Bring to a boil then stir in the rice but do not add the flavor packet.  That will be used later.  Cover and remove from heat.

In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper & seasoning packet.  In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, reduce heat to low and stir in flour mixture, one tablespoon at time. Wisk in cream a little at a time until it is fully incorporated and sauce in smooth. Cook until thick.

Stir cream mixture into broth mixture.  Cook over medium heat until heated through and carrots are tender and heated.

Was very good, easy and perfect for a day like this!!

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