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Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

I decided to try out this Skinny Ms. recipe for Cream of Chicken Soup, since it’s a healthier version of the original.  Being that you throw everything into the slow cooker and forget about it, is a MAJOR plus, since I’m always on the look out for new slow cooker recipes!! Now, as you can see above, it’s a pretty dark soup, and that’s because of the black glutenous rice that’s used in the recipe (I may try a white glutenous rice, next time, to see the difference). Now, don’t let the colour put you off. It’s filling, tastes good and hits that comfort food craving spot, with that magical combination of chicken, carrots, potato, celery, onion, rice and ‘cream’ 🙂 The glutenous rice and potato do most of the work to make the soup ‘creamy’ and then the milk and cornstarch solution finishes it off. Yes, it’s for the blander palettes out there, but by adding some Frank’s hot sauce, before serving – kicks it up a notch. As you know my hubby and I are all about the Frank’s, and like the hilarious old lady in the commercial says, ‘I put that !@#$ on everything.’ 😉

Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Pho Hung Vietnamese Restaurant – October 28, 2012

My hubby and I have always wanted to check this place out, every time we’ve driven by it. It always looks busy, so we thought they’re probably pretty good. They had the usual fare you find at a Vietnamese restaurant, which were all decently priced.

We decided to try their Pho, and we ordered their house special, that most Pho places have. It came with the usual rare beef, tendon, tripe and beef balls. As compared to the Pho 99 place we usually go to, this place made their Pho with a lot more onion and cilantro, which I LOVED. We also ordered fresh shrimp spring rolls, which came with peanut dipping sauce, that seemed thicker then the usual smooth dipping sauce. Which made me think they may make it in-house. All in all, our meal was very flavourful and as always, filled us up. We’ll definitely go back the next time we’re over that way and in the mood for Pho. If you’re ever in the area, and want good Pho, give them a try!!

Pho Hung Vietnamese Restaurant

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash…OH MY!!

It’s fall, and that means pumpkins and squash everywhere!! So, I decided to make one of my favourites…Crock Pot Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup. The recipe is REALLY simple, but I added vegetables and a cup of rice to beef it up, yet it still retains it’s awesome pumpkin flavour. Serve it with a dollop…or two of sour cream, sprinkle some nutmeg on top (optional) and a really nummy crusty bread…omnomnom!!

Crock Pot Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup

ppetit Everyone 🙂

Tonight’s Dinner Menu…

My hubby and I, finished off the last of the Easy Vegetarian Cream of Tomato Soup I made, in my crockpot. I serve it with crusty bread, like above, shredded mozzarella cheese and hot sauce for a bit of a kick 🙂

Tomato Chickpea Soup

And for dessert, I cut up nectarines, pears, and added blueberries, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and whipped cream…omnomnom!! 🙂