Whip It Up #3

I know this one is late, but frankly, I hadn’t cooked anything except some tacos (which we ate standing at the counter) in over a week and a half. That excuse makes me look bad, I know, but it’s all I’ve got. I mean, I can’t really be posting the recipe for instant raman.

Anyway, I finally did make something new and exciting last night, Chicken and Spinach Soup, again from Picky Palate. This soup turned out to be quite delicious, but it’s also fairly time consuming to make and not as good as this soup which I’ve made twice and which Bart has declared to be the best soup in the whole world.

And I left the artichokes out because they were starting to smell weird. I don’t mess with weird artichokes, people.

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Soup
(adapted from Picky Palate)

4 strips of bacon
1 sliced carrot
1/4 of a diced yellow onion
1 diced potato
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 Cup half and half
1/2 Cup sour cream
1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped

Steam carrots and potatoes (and celery, if you feel like it – I didn’t have any). Set aside.

Cook bacon in a dutch oven until crispy (Bart’s only suggestion to this recipe was that I cook the bacon longer so it was a bit more crispy. Noted). Drain bacon with paper towels and set aside.

Using a tablespoon or two of the leftover bacon grease, saute the steamed vegetables and spinach leaves for a few minutes, or until spinach is wilted down.

Stir in broth, half and half, and sour cream until smooth. Add chicken breast and crumbled bacon and diced onion. Let simmer for ten minutes or so until the onion is soft. Serve hot with biscuits.

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  • Reply Lisa July 28, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    FIVE! you have FIVE posts since I’ve been able to get around to comment! I think I’d like the chicken corn chowder better too. Plus, avacado, mmmm.

    That Picky Palate is a nice looking blog, I’m going to have to go back to it.

  • Reply nancypearlwannabe July 28, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    That sounds delish, even without the artichoke!

  • Reply Packrat July 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Please,what is “Whip It Up? I think I have kind of clue, but maybe not?

  • Reply Amanda. July 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    That sounds divine!
    I loveeee recipes!
    I’ll probably
    make this one dayyy…

  • Reply RA July 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    My husband likes his bacon crisp to the point of shatter-y, which I think takes the fun out of it. I think the soup sounds good, though!

    Packrat, Whip It Up is a cooking challenge to try one new recipe a week for eight weeks, and you can find out more here.

  • Reply Moose July 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Soup…with bacon? BE STILL, MY HEART.

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