Monday, March 18, 2013

Andrew Stew

I'm getting Spring fever, so this will be my last soup recipe till Fall... Lucky for you I saved the best for last!  This is hands down my favorite soup. Ever. This is also Andrew's favorite.  We named it "Andrew Stew" after he ate 3 bowls the first time I ever made it.  He was 5 years old at the time... I'm gonna have to triple the recipe when he's a teenager.  Next to Cafe Rio, this is Andrew's most requested meal.  I hope you'll try it before it gets too warm outside... if you don't, a little part of Andrew's soul will die.  You don't want that on your conscience, do you?

I always double this one... don't worry if it looks like too much, the next day reheat is AMAZING.  Oh, and don't be a wuss with the red pepper... 1/4 teaspoon is perfect!  Yes it's spicy, but my 3 year old eats it without complaining... trust me & don't leave it out :)

Andrew wants you to make this soup.

Andrew Stew (adapted from this recipe)

4 cups chicken broth
5 cups peeled cubed potatoes
2 cooked/shredded chicken breasts
2 cups frozen corn
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (I use Johnny's)
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 oz cream cheese cubed

Combine broth, potatoes, chicken, corn, onion & spices.  Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender.  Add cream cheese.  Heat, stirring frequently, until cream cheese melts.  Serve with homemade bread.

Yes, there's a lazy version... this is me we're talking about!  Throw everything (including uncooked chicken breasts... frozen work great!) except cream cheese in the crockpot… cook all day on low.  Last hour of cooking, shred chicken, add softened cream cheese, and heat through.  I use this cheat when I know I've got a busy day... works like a charm!  Just make sure you use a large crock pot if you're doubling it!