Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - A Freezer Meal

Before Marcus' arrival I took it upon myself to make a slew of freezer meals so neither Scott nor myself would really have to worry about cooking once we brought our little dude home. Greatest. Idea. Ever. Right now, between the help of my parents, and the freezer meals, Scott and I haven't had to think about dinner -- or who's going to make it. 

Prepping all the meals was fine and dandy, but now the real fun begins... Eating them! 

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Cooked, shredded chicken      2 cups
Butter                                      4 Tbsp
Onion, chopped                      1 cup
Long grain and wild rice        1 box
Carrots, chopped                    1 cup
Celery, chopped                     1 cup
Flour                                      1/4 cup
Half and half                          1 pint
1 gallon freezer bag

Prep: Cook rice according to package directions. Melt butter in a large pot, add onions and saute.
Add all other ingredients to pot, except flour and half and half. 
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Cook and freeze.

Meal prep: To serve, thaw and add to large sauce pan. 
Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Just before serving whisk together flour and half and half.
Add to soup and heat through until thickened.
* Be sure to set aside and label flour and half and half for this meal!

Instead of thawing and placing the soup in a sauce pan I just threw the frozen soup into he crock pot, set to low, for about 7 hours.
After the seven hours I added the whisked flour and half and half.
The flour/half and half mix was then poured into the crock pot and stirred. I then left the soup to cook for another half hour, on low.

Talk about a hearty meal that will easily serve eight!

Source: Dreaming of Poultry

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