First farmer’s market visit of 2017

20170114_114509Due to snow and ice last Saturday there was no farmer’s market.  Yes, I live in the South, North Carolina to be exact, so when there is snow my town, as well as most of the state, shuts down. You may laugh, and that is fine! But where else can it be 9 degrees on Monday and 70 degrees on Friday!!

Needless to say, I was so happy this morning knowing I would get back to my usual Saturday morning schedule of going to the farmer’s market.  You may laugh at me again, but I love my farmer’s market, #chfarmersmarket. I have met some of the most AMAZING people!! And happy to call them friends. If you are as lucky as I am to have a farmer’s market close, PLEASE, go and support them.

My goodies for today include some amazing chocolate, delicious sweet potatoes, awesome chevre, and locally made body scrub and body butter.



Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I found this recipe in a special interest magazine, “Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications – Soups and Stews”.  I love soup so this magazine was a MUST HAVE for me!

As I usually do, I made a few minor adjustments. Here is how I made it:

*1 TBSP butter

*1/2 cup chopped carrots

*1/2 cup chopped onion

*4 cloves minced garlic

*1 Portobello mushroom cap – chopped

*4 cups chicken broth

*2 cups chopped cooked chicken

*2 cups dried egg noodles

*1/2 tsp each – salt (I used lime salt); dry mustard; black pepper

*1/4 tsp curry powder

*1 cup fat free half & half

*1 TBSP flour  (all purpose flour)

*1 cup chopped broccoli

*1/2 cup frozen peas

*sriracha to taste (I used about a tsp or so)

  1.  In large saucepan melt butter over med heat, then add carrots, onions, and garlic and cook until tender. Stir in chicken broth; chicken; egg noodle; salt; mustard; sriracha; and curry powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until noodles are tender.
  2.  In a small bowl whisk together half & half and flour, then gradually add to chicken mixture. Stir in broccoli and peas. Let simmer about 5 minutes or so until soup has slightly thickened.

I served the soup topped with a little shredded cheese and homemade crescent rolls.