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Year of the Water Dragon

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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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  • Caroline P. January 24, 2012, 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!

    -Caroline

    • Andi January 26, 2012, 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.