Saturday, January 16, 2010

I am such a slacker. Work has been stupid crazy and I haven't managed to post about my 1 year bandiversary! I promise to tomorrow!

I just had to jump on quickly and post this yummy recipe! So easy and quick.

Bel's Cheat'n Creamy Chicken and Veggie Soup

1 tbs of olive oil
1 tbs of garlic (we love garlic so I actually have been known to throw a couple of tablespoons in)
1 400g bag of diced vegetable mix (I buy this from Coles. It contains carrot, celery, leek, turnip, parsnip, broccoli stem, cauliflower stem and parsley) If you don't buy this mix it's a great way to use up the stems of your broccoli and cauliflower.
2 tbs of Gourmet Garden Parsley
1 420g tin of Cambell's Cream of Chicken Concentrate
1ltr of Chicken Stock
Left over veggies. Tonight I put 2 medium washed potatoes and 1/4 small Queensland Blue pumpkin.
Cracked Black Pepper
Splash of cream to taste

Add olive oil and garlic to a large pot.
When it starts to sizzle, add veggie mix (include any left overs you have added) and parsley.
Stir until veggies start to soften.
Add the tin of Cream of Chicken concentrate and stock.
Season with pepper. (I don't add any salt, as usually the stock is salty enough)

When it comes to the boil, turn down to a simmer. I usually let this simmer for about an hour.

Add cream and allow to simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

Serve on it's own or with half a slice of dry toast.