Year of the Water Dragon

Sunday in preparation for the Chinese New Year, I cleaned out my kitchen cupboard and freezer and made food with what I had on hand.

I came up with cream of chicken and wild rice soup, which is my most favorite soup and the most visited post on this blog thanks to being a copycat of Paneras. But actually having met there recently for business, I can say this recipe is better and so taking the time to make even if you only do it once a winter.

For whatever reason I had 1 1/2 bags of marshmallows and 8 cups of Rice Krispies so I made half chocolate Krispie treats and half regular. I’d like to claim I eat healthy, but once you read that soup recipe you’ll see that’s not true and I like having a little sweet at the end of my lunch. Honey on my yogurt or a clementine doesn’t cut it.

I also made a creamy spinach and artichoke dip, which is different than one I’ve previously posted so I should photograph it and post it.

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  1. Caroline P.
    January 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I will also try to be a copycat. Will try to cook this food for my children too. How long does it take to finish the soup?

    Thanks for sharing the info! Nice one!


    1. Andi
      January 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Probably 45min including cleanup. It is 15-20 minutes to do the two steps listed. I measure out each ingredient before starting so I can move through each step easily.

      I’m going to edit that original post to include a new photo and notes.

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