Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie Soup


Girlies, it doesn't get any easier than THIS....a nice bowl of (almost homemade!) HOT soup on a winter's day, a busy one, too. ( I'm rather partial to a chowdery soup on a really cold day.)

I'm loving the old-fashioned Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling and the flag hanging on the wall.

Since we're all so busy with Christmas preparations, we need quick meals this time of year, right? You can make this in less than a half hour, especially if you have leftover turkey (gobble gobble!) or chicken: this is a quick and yummy soup. I had it at a restaurant once, came home and tried to duplicate it, and I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.


Oohh...la la! Vintage ornaments!

Serve it with biscuits or with discs of baked pie crust placed around the perimeter of the bowl, it's kinda cute and is extra yummy that way. Cornbread would be great with it, too!


Lovin' that blue gingham couch and the dishtowel stockings!


CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP
Use:
Leftover chicken or turkey, at least a cup diced, more is always better or in a pinch use the canned chicken breast

2 cans of cream of chicken soup
or
1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of celery
or
1 can cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of potato

Frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and drained (I use Spartan brand!) at least two cups, I like more. (Or if you have leftover veggies in your fridge, throw them in!)

2% Milk to dilute, at least two cups, or more so the consistency is to your liking, I use closer to four cups.

Nature's Seasons by Morton's, to taste

Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste

(If you prefer, you can also saute or soften in water in a frying pan: celery, onion, and diced potato. Drain them then add to the pot, this will add to the body of the soup. I usually keep a leftover baked potato to dice up in the fridge for soups like this and that's what I add.)

WHISK THE SOUPS AND MILK TOGETHER TO HEAT over low to medium heat, THEN ADD THE OTHER INGREDIENTS INCLUDING SPICES, TO FINISH HEATING THROUGH. SERVE!

***This recipe is easily adaptable....want more soup? Use more cans of Cream of Chicken soup to start with and just add more milk!

I hope you like it! My husband is especially happy to eat this soup and what's leftover gets put into pint canning jars for him to take to work for lunch and warm up in the microwave! It's a "free" lunch!

Have a cozy day!


The cozy images in this post are taken from a 1998 Christmas copy of a coffee table-style Country Living book.



No snow here yet....but Texas and California are seeing snow these days, what's up with that?

Hey, how's the weather where you're at?!


12 comments:

Country Sweetie said...

Oh my gosh.. that just looks & sounds glorious.. I'm meal planning for next week tomarrow & I will have to add this!! ♥

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

This is one I'll try for sure....it looks yummy.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

american girl primitives said...

Thanks for the recipe, this is my least favorite time of the year to cook because of all the other stuff I have to do.

I have that book too, just came across it and thought I would take a peek at it again.

It's chilly in my neck of the woods.

Carey

Mandie said...

MMMM, that recipe sounds wonderful! Our weather has been a little chilly. Today the high is 41! That is cold for this area and this time of year. Have a great Thursday!

Patty's Stitches said...

Yum, yum, I am going to make that soup. Sounds like comfort food to me. The weather in our part of Tennessee is cooling off quickly. Calling for snow showers Friday and Saturday. That should put everyone is a Christmas shopping mood, if they aren't already!
Blessings,
Patty

Rue said...

Hi Joni :)

That soup sounds wonderful! Especially right now, because it's 40 degrees here.

I'm so glad you had a nice Thanksgiving :)

xoxo,
rue

Heather Cameron said...

I've been wanting a good pot pie recipe!!! Your house looks so perfectly festive and you appear to live in a winter wonderland. Love the music - Bing, he's the best.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Who doesn't love a bowl of chicken soup!
YIKES! We have some snow comin' our way tonight! Up to 6" i think, but with the ground still warm from our crazy November, some of it will melt on contact. Not sure if I am ready for this!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, what a nice time I had, reading about your thanksgiving, traditions and even your septic issues..I'm a country girl myself and these things happen:)
Your blog header photos are gorgeous!
Rene'

sweetie said...

Wow! Im jumping around to find a few great spots to put on my personal and totally new blog and found you! Love it and I will be back.. as I saw recipes to try and I want to read more about the Tea Parites..new to this blogging stuff so I just commented on the first spot... and by the way.. you are my first link to "blogs I like" and love The BING!!!!!!

jAne said...

Cream of *anything* soup is *always* good, yes! Thanks for the tips and recipe. Love the pictures in this post.

About snow in California: It's a **big** state with desert, coast, agricultural land, giant trees, rain forest (i kid you not) and mountains that boast great skiing conditions with all that glorious snow. We live one hour from the nearest ski slope and 1.5 hours from the ocean. Smack dab in the middle of Zinfandel country (agricultural).

Tonight a big storm is supposed to roll in and last upwards of 3-4 days. Hard rain in the valley means great snow (hopefully powder) in the mountains! :o)

jAne * tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Lallee said...

I love this idea. I like to make pot pies, but doing a quick soup--what a wonderful substitution while we are busy! Thank you for sharing!