Dinner

by Camellia Staab February. 25, 2018 241 views

Remember those artichokes I posted for focus stacking? Well they weren't just bought for photography, thankfully, as far as my husband is concerned. His comment today was "I hope you don't go buy a new car just to photograph it." Of course not was my response , which no doubt made him ecstatic.

Anyway back to the artichokes....they are tonight's dinner. They have been prepared, by the hubby, by having the tops cut off, and rubbed with lemon juice, ready to go into the microwave to cook for approximately 14 minutes. They will be served with some hot butter for dipping.

The artichokes will be accompany by a nice french boules (store bought) and homemade cheese soup. One of the most simplest soups to make, yet quite delicious.

Artichokes

Artichokes

French Boules

French Boules

Cheese Soup

Cheese Soup

Cheese Soup Recipe:

  • 2 1/2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) chicken stock
  • 16 oz bag of frozen California blend vegetables (cauliflowers, carrots, broccoli)
  • 2 cans Campbell's cream of chicken soup
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken breasts (shredded or cut up into chunks)
  • 1 lb. Velveeta Cheese (cut into chunks)

Saute the first three ingredients in some oil or butter until aromatic. Add the chicken stock and boil for about 10 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables and boil for about 10 more minutes. Add the Campbell soup and cut up chunks of Velveeta cheese. Finally add the chicken breasts. Stir and allow the mixture to simmer for a while before serving.

Perfect meal for a cold winter night.....yes sadly it is still cold and miserable here .

P.S. Don't forget the Irish butter...best tasting butter to have with bread.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Looks so yummy! Nice work, both culinarily & photographically!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you Jay...I must say it was delicious, especially the crusty bread :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

Always a pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

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Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago
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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago

Interesting how I take things for granted and assume that  everyone should be able to get Campbell's soup....after all it's Campbell! Well here are two recipes for Cream of Chicken Soup 
https://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/crema-de-pollo-cream-of-chicken-soup
https://www.cashwise.com/recipe?id=42624
Now you have to make one soup before you can make the other.....guess what? The cheese soup is not worth going through that much trouble. The idea behind  this soup was it's convenience, a little of this, a little of that and Voila!

Speck is not available on my side of the country. Come to think of it prosciutto wasn't readily available until a few years ago. You had to jump hoops and pay lots of money to get some prosciutto. Now thankfully most grocery stores carry it.

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Andi Saw Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago
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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago

Sausage, delicious, variety in abundance :)

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