Friday, March 15, 2019

The cooking continues....

Do you wonder what I've been doing recently?  Are you surprised that the cooking has continued?

I recently volunteered to provide some soup for a gathering at our church.  It was a great opportunity for me to make what has become my favorite homemade soup!  Turkey Wild Rice Soup is a Taste of Home recipe that I found on the Internet in 2014, and I have made it many times since then.

I started with 1/2 cup butter, cubed, melting it over medium-high heat.

Also needed are 2 carrots, finely chopped; 2 celery ribs, finely chopped; and 1 medium onion, chopped.

Four cups of chicken or turkey broth, 2 cups cooked wild rice, 2 cups cubed cooked turkey, 2 cups half-and-half cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper are also needed.

Saute the carrots, celery, and onion until tender.

Stir in flour until blended; cook until bubbly.

Gradually whisk in broth.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in the remaining ingredients; return to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 Here is the finished pot of soup!  This makes about 3 quarts, with one cup equaling 222 calories!  It is so delicious and comforting to me!  Oh....there were no leftovers to bring home, so I'm going to make another pot for us to enjoy here!  

Wishing all good things for you today! 


  1. Well, Sister, I should have known better than to read this at lunchtime! You've done lots of cleaning and chopping veggies, which is my least favorite part of cooking, but that soup sounds and looks delicious! Maybe add some cornbread on the side, and I could fill up my tummy, then go right off to sleep for a few hours. Turkey has tryptophan, you know! Enjoy your afternoon. Love you!

  2. Oh Nellie, I love soup and this one looks wonderful. This is very similar to a chicken with wild rice soup that I make. One sad thing about winter coming to a close is I don't make soup as often. Thanks for a lovely, comforting recipe.

  3. Nellie, that is one good looking soup! Yum!

  4. It sound like a good soup. I make a chicken soup that is almost the sane as this one except the recipe ask for broken spaghetti pieces.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. I think I would enjoy turkey wild rice soup, but the onions would make me regret it. Onions are one of my upset tummy foods.


  6. The next best to having soup with you is enjoying your post. Looks yummy! Prayers and good wishes.