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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Chicken Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup and a rainy run

Merry Christmas Eve!

 For the first time in AGES I got to run outside today. Lately I've been running on my treadmill, because I'm a chicken when it comes to cold weather.
 But today the temperature was 53, even though there was a light rain the whole time, it was amazing!
Awesome 5 miler!

Last week I posted pics of 2 soups that my Mom and Twinnie made for me when I was sick. I got some requests for the recipes, so here they are!

Momma's Chicken Soup

3 lb. bag frozen chicken breasts
8-12 cups chicken broth
Couple celery stalks
Small onion
3 whole garlic cloves
Simmer in crock pot on high for 3 hours. 

Strain broth and throw away the veggies. Put broth back into pan and chop chicken and return to crock pot. Add mixed veggies, potatoes, whatever desired. 
Cook on low for an hour. 
Add one can cream chicken soup.
Sprinkle in a little Ore Ida instant 4 cheese mashed potato powder, stirring to thicken.
(Times may very. My mom made this on the stove top, I just do everything in the crock pot!)

Annie's Broccoli Cheese Soup

1/2 cup butter
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
Saute onion and garlic in butter in big pan.

16 oz. frozen broccoli
2 lb box chicken broth
Stir in broccoli and cover with chicken broth.
Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10-15 minutes.
1 lb velveeta, cubed
2 cups milk
1 T. worcestershire sauce
Dash dry mustard
Dash nutmeg

Reduce heat and and stir in cheese cubes until melted. 
Mix in milk and remaining ingredients. 

To thicken, dissolve 2/3 cup cornstarch into 1 cup water. Stir into soup, stirring frequently.  


Do you like running in the rain? 
I love it!!
What's your fave soup?
Broccoli cheese!



  1. I would run outside in 19 degree weather just to avoid the treadmill! Merry Christmas!

  2. I looooove running in the rain - the weather has to be pretty horrid to make me contemplate the treadmill as I find it so mind-numbingly boring. The bigger problem out here (I'm in Melbourne, Australia) at the moment is the heat although we've had some beautiful, crisp mornings that are perfect for running.

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas - crossing my fingers for more perfect running weather for you!

    1. Oh, I love my treadmill! I just make sure to turn on a good movie, and it doesn't bother me. Hope you had a great Christmas!!

  3. I poured here, like torrential downpoured, for 5 days in a row. I barely left the house. I can deal with sprinkles, but pouring rain is a deal breaker.

  4. that soup though, yum! i haven't run outside in ages, i was going to get straight back into it but hurt my knee the other day. boo. hope you had a lovely christmas!

  5. Katie,
    I love running in the rain. I like that picture of you in the hat. I run with a hat when it rains to keep the rain off my glasses.


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