I was cuddling with Peanut this morning while Dr. B and Pumpkin went out for an EARLY morning breakfast with Grandpa. That’s a win-win for us all! Each kiddo got some one-on-one time with a parent, and I got to drink coffee, cuddle, and channel surf! Pioneer Woman was on, yay!!
I am IN LOVE with the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. She’s such an accomplished, creative, talented, awesome family woman and maker of the home! I love her ranch, her kitchen, her sense of humor, her style. Her family is lovely and they have amazing family values. I love you, Ree!! Oh, uh… Enough of this love fest, back to food…
On today’s episode, Ree was making food for a girlfriend who did her a favor. Really is there anything better than food for a gift? Homemade items have become my favorite gifts to give. You know they’ll be consumed and enjoyed, and appreciated. They’re usually far less expensive than store bought gifts, way more creative, too. And this is such a cliche, but you really CAN taste the love in each bite! 🙂
She made Mulligatawny Soup today, a delicious, simple and FAST dish to make. Better yet, as I watched I realized that I already had ALL the ingredients at home to make it, and you probably do, too! No trip to the store needed. So, Dr. B & I will be eating Mulligatawny Soup for lunch on a cold, endless-winter, March day! Here goes. 🙂
- 1 whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut Into Bite-Sized Pieces
- Salt And Black Pepper To Taste
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 whole Medium Onion
- 3 cloves Garlic, Minced Finely
- ¼ cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
- 32 ounces Chicken Broth
- 2 cups Half-and-half
- 1 whole Granny Smith Apple, Peeled And Diced
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar (white Or Brown) More Or Less To Taste
- 2 teaspoons Salt, More To Taste
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper (optional, For Spice)
- Since I don't follow directions very well, and I'm no Ree Drummond, I thought I messed up and did things out of order. But guess what, it worked! And it may have even saved some time. So this is how I made it...
- Chop the onion and garlic (duh). 🙂
- In a pan on medium-high heat, add butter and a splash of oil. (I add oil because every time I cook with butter things end up burning and sticking).
- I threw in the onions and garlic for a minute...Then the chicken in with it...Let it cook a couple minutes, then added the flour, stir....Then the curry powder, stir.....Then the chicken broth, stir....Then the half and half, stir.... (Are we seeing a pattern, here, kids?)Then the apples, stir....
- Annnnnndddddd.....about 5 more minutes and you've got yourself a super easy, unique, yummy soup! See???
- It really just does not get easier then this recipe! It's a one pot meal, and you're just layering on the ingredients and stirring! And how often do you get to enjoy curry? It's just not one of those things we have every day.
- Don't forget to save all your scraps along the way in a bowl. You can throw them in a ziplock baggy and stick it in the freezer to throw in next time you make stock...or throw it in your compost bin for the garden...or feed it to your chickens... ...because, um, everyone has chickens...right? lol
- ENJOY YOUR SOUP! 😉