Cool, damp weather and refrigerator chicken soup

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Eugene, Oregon
September 24, 2016 11:41am CST
They seem to go together. Yesterday morning Anne called as she was leaving her hotel for breakfast at the attached Denny's restaurant. She said she would start the hour's drive home after that. I was sitting here reading and commenting with heat on and then the chicken soup idea popped into my mind. We keep some frozen chicken tenders on hand for this kind of thing, so all I had to do was fry those, chop carrots, add frozen peas, corn and a left over package of frozen okra, a dish of frozen rice throw it all in a big pot and simmer it. Then there was seasoning too, so salt, pepper, oregano, some fresh parsley and rosemary from the garden, garlic and hope for the best (as always when I cook something). I would have never tried this if Anne had not shown me the joys of left overs and "refrigerator soup" as she calls it. Two hour later she was home, car was unpacked and the soup came out great! We even had more for dinner last night since we were headed out for music. Do you make soup from the "fridge too?
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@Happy2BeMe (66815)
• Canada
24 Sep 16
That looks really good and sounds good as well. We make soup with the leftovers after we have a big meal. This is the time of year for soup.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
That is the best thing to do for sure.
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@Happy2BeMe (66815)
• Canada
25 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic we are actually going to make chicken soup today.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe It is always a great day for soup.
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@shivamani10 (9960)
• Hyderabad, India
24 Sep 16
For winter and cool weather, this is the perfect soup preferred by many.
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@Corbin5 (78664)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Your soup creation sounds wonderful, even though I am not an eater of soup. My husband eats soup, though. All my foods, for some strange reason, must not be hot, just a quirk of mine. I am a barely-warm eater of all things.
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• United States
25 Sep 16
I think the question on all of our minds is, why weren't we invited over for lunch? LOL. All jokes aside it sounds great, personally I have never had "refrigerator soup". We make big pots of Chili or Vegetable soup here in the fall and winter, and freeze leftovers to reheat later but never Refrigerator Soup. Thanks for the idea!
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
Great way to use leftovers. It was all my wife's doing originally.
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• United States
25 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic Well Kudos to her and by the way....I saw in one of your posts, you mention that you write and act. What kind of things do you write? Books, blogs, or just as a hobby?
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
@ThatWifeyLife I am not very active right now, but I write poetry and stories. I won some contests for the Oregon Poetry Association a few years back. Also, this online stuff too.
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@moirai (1384)
• Philippines
24 Sep 16
Hmm... we've never frozen okra and rice before. I'm guessing it's because this is the Philippines, and that is the US. And I never thought of it as 'refrigerator soup' but I suppose we have or could make a soup with chicken and carrots, and some other vegetables, etc... But did you actually put the rice in the actual soup? Instead of just having it separate? Hmm... Don't think I've ever had 'soup' with rice in it. Or perhaps lugaw (rice porridge) is a soup but I never just thought of it as a soup before. Oh, well.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
Canned soup comes as chicken with rice too and if we have leftover rice, we freeze it and use it in soup.
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@moirai (1384)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic I see. I think we've only tried canned soup once. We thought it looked odd when we opened it because it didn't look much like soup. Anyway, that had no rice in it. As for rice, we've never tried freezing it either. We either just consume it immediately, fry it, or give it to the dog.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
@moirai Lucky dog. I like rice a lot.
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@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
30 Sep 16
that sounded like a great recipe
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Sep 16
Thank you!
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• United States
25 Sep 16
No. As a single, I have fewer leftovers that are appropriate for soup. Mine are usually entrees like, lasagna, burritos, etc.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
I can understand that, having been single for a few years.
@marlina (60723)
• Canada
24 Sep 16
I make homemade chicken broth and my own vegetables soup.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 16
That sounds like a good idea, but I never buy whole chickens to make broth. That is what you need, right?
@Gillygirl (15292)
• Sutton, England
24 Sep 16
I have done and it's far tastier than out of a tin.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
Right you are. It is much healthier as well.
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@teamfreak16 (35174)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Sep 16
Other than the okra, that sounds really good.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 16
Being from Texas originally, I have always liked okra pretty well.
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@LadyDuck (118358)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 16
I always make soups from scratch and your soup sounds delicious.