Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Let's Make Soup...

Yesterday found me in the kitchen with a new recipe and lots of excitement.

The creamy base was so delicious,
the gnocchi were terrible (Rienzi Brand), the chicken was dry and lacked flavor...
if I make this again, I would use dark meat.

The ingredient line-up...

Brown cup up chicken...

One onion, one stalk of celery diced, 
two cloves of garlic minced, one carrot shredded...saute'
add 1/3 of a cup of flour, 3 cups of milk, 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream, salt and pepper, 
that's your base.  

The kitchen is always a mess...

add the chicken back to the base...


Pretty looking, but not amazing tasting.
Next time I will use dark meat and maybe rice, skip the gnocchi...
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup,
I have ideas, it definitely has promise.

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  1. That really does look delicious! I'm so sorry it didn't turn out the way you had hoped though. I think rice would be perfect, and maybe even boiling the chicken so it doesn't get dry? I'm sure you'll be able to create something very yummy out of this recipe :)
    Happy Tuesday to you and lots of hugs,

  2. Hello Debbie, your soup looks and sounds delicious. I am sorry it did not taste the way you would have liked. The creamy rice and chicken sounds good too. Have a happy day!

  3. So sorry it doesn't taste as good as it looks!

  4. I have some new recipes for you. My office mate has given them to me and they are super easy and delicious! Chicken pot pie and a Chicken Rice soup. You'll like both I think. Next time I see you I'll give you copies.

  5. Well it looks good... but the creamy base seems versatile enough to use for a variety of other soups. PS - your messy kitchen looks like mine on a good day.

  6. Oh Debbie, you just made my FAVORITE soup! How I love Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It's what I usually order at Olive Garden and I enjoy making it at home too.

    What time should I come for supper? {{smiles}} Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  7. Well it looks yummy! I always enjoy seeing you cooking. Your food always looks picture perfect. Oh and if that is messy, my goodness, your kitchen is lovely. I think I am about the messiest cook in the world.

  8. Oh gnocchi. This is my favorite Italian dish.
    I do it with tomato sauce. They are delicious.

  9. I've never had gnocchi, and actually don't recall hearing about it before. But, your soup looks delish! I think using dark chicken would be better also, and that's what I use making chicken n rice. :)


  10. This looks delicious, Debbie!
    Maybe just a bad brand of gnocchi (?)
    It's usually pretty yummy! Very filling though.

  11. I am not much of a cook but I have never heard of gnocchi, you learn something new every day, when it comes to cooking I have not a creative touch at all and would not know how to change a recipe to make it better. Good luck when you give it another try

  12. Just add things until you like it...thats how i cook! Lol

  13. Well, it looks delicious and it's fun to try new recipes, even if they don't always turn out like we want!

  14. Oh my, now I have this sudden urge to go get something to eat! Loved this, can you tell. Oh you say you heard my tummy rumble? Me too!

  15. It's a beauitful kitchen! It's good you write them down, since we can learn from mistakes!

  16. It does look yummy due to your beautiful photos. I loved the tutorial, the ingredients look very good. I think all good cooks have a messy kitchen; at least that is my excuse. Blessings for you!