A big thank you to Tina Radcliffe for her post today! Here's Tina...
I’ve got a few balls juggling right now. Evidence my desk today. (I’m not proud of myself!!)
So I’m going to cut a few corners to make a meal that’s fast and will last through tomorrow.
One package of carrots peeled and sliced the way you like them.
One whole package celery, sliced and diced, and with the leaves on.
One or two onions chopped into big chunks
One or two garlic cloves smashed and chopped.
Feel free to toss in any refrigerator leftovers. We had some chopped green chiles left over from taco night and I tossed them in.
Knorr Chicken Stock (has no MSG) use all four packages
Grab a soup pot and fill it three quarters full with water.
Let this simmer on medium about two hours until the carrots are starting to soften.
Then add the chicken. YES! A rotisserie chicken. Any flavor but lemon. Just toss that bird in.
In about an hour or until the meat is starting to fall off the bone, you can take the bird out and debone. Put the meat back in the soup. Salt and pepper the soup to taste at any time you take a break from writing or reading.
Add rice. Uncle Ben AMAZING Instant Rice Pouches.
Let it simmer on low for about an hour, or longer if you aren’t eating right away. I don’t put the lid on it at any time during the process.
Ready to eat with a nice loaf of bread (I’d eat the whole loaf for sure) or if dieting like me, sea salt breadsticks which are low cal.
Tina Radcliffe writes inspirational romance for Love Inspired and romantic comedy as Tina Russo.
Her latest release is Love In Bloom: A collection of seventeen poignant and romantic short stories guaranteed to make you smile, laugh and remember your first love. (and yes, it's only 99 cents.)