It’s video blog time! This month’s guest is Rochelle, from the amazing blog Five Marigolds. (Seriously, you need to check her out. Her blog is full of great party ideas, capsule wardrobes for kids, and I even saw some adorable lunchbox printables over there)
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Perfect fall comfort food with the bonus of being easy, inexpensive and perfect for school lunches! This recipe is awesome for using leftover chicken, diced or shredded and stored in the freezer until ready to use. Add more or less liquid to get your desired consistency.
- 2 Boxes Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe, Rice AND Seasoning Packets (faster cook versions will turn your soup to mush!)
- 2 C. Chopped or Shredded Chicken
- 2 C. Chopped Carrots
- 2 C. Chopped Celery
- 1/2 C. Chopped Onions, optional
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken
- 4 C. Chicken Broth
- 2-4 C. Water
- Pour all of the ingredients into your crockpot.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high 5-6 hours.
- Serve with a light garden salad or warm biscuits and jam
- Give yourself a high-five for finding a super easy and delicious recipe to add to your meal rotation!
- Perfect for using leftover chicken, diced or shredded, and stored in the freezer until ready to use.
- Add more or less liquid to get your desired consistency.
Tips for Packing Soups for School Lunch
I like to prepare soups on Sundays and Mondays, saving plenty of leftovers for kids’ lunches in the coming week. Here are my tips for preparing leftover soups for school lunches:
- Use a metal, insulated thermos. I’ve tried all kinds of containers, and have had the best luck with this one.
- Heat the soup a little beyond comfortable immediate consumption. In other words – overheat it!
- Meanwhile, pour hot or boiling water into the thermos. When the soup is done heating, dump the water, add the soup, and seal the lid tightly.
- Bonus tip: While I don’t like heating food in plastic containers, I often transfer the heated soup into a leftover sour cream or yogurt container to make it easier to funnel the soup into the thermos, mess-free.
- Add a fun lunchbox note so they have a “soup-er” day. :)
Enjoy this recipe? Find more at Five Marigolds.
Rochelle is a
volunteer generalist specializing in caregiving, visual documentation, interior design, culinary arts and transportation mom and creative. Doing it all from the Chicago ‘burbs with her husband and three sweet kiddos.
About Five Marigolds
Five Marigolds is the result of Rochelle’s creative sabbatical to rejuvinate her corporate-weary soul. Her goal is to find the beauty in every day, through her loves of photography, entertaining, home, & favorite gig of all – mommyhood.
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How to wear a scarf in the Spring and Summer, with Kim of Stella and Dot
Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron, with Kelly’s Hair Design
Yoga with your Kids, with Erin of Mama Bear Yoga
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an indoor workout, with Melissa of Fit4Mom, Stroller Strides of Harford County
date night makeup tutorial, with Doree of Makeup by Doree
a fun warm up with the kids with Jaclyn from My Gym Bel Air
3 simple tricks to common style problems with Wendy of The Wright Fit
How to pair necklace styles with different necklines, with Sarah of The Custom Jewelry Find
Easy 5 minute makeup, with Doree of Makeup by Doree
How to wear your hair to an outdoor wedding, with Kelly of Kelly’s Hair Design
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