I THOUGHT with our daughter starting preschool I would end up having more time to post new recipes. Sure, I also want to get caught up on other things I’ve been neglecting like going through our closets, her clothes, my clothes, better organizing cabinets….I could go on forever. Then, last Thursday we kind of unexpectedly bought a puppy! We had been considering getting one for about two days, went to the ASPCA to look at some beagles that had been brought in from a puppy mill, but there weren’t any puppies available just 1-2 year olds. I would have been ok with that, but my husband wanted a puppy to grow up with our daughter. When the ASPCA didn’t work out, he found a breeder about an hour away and we went to see 6 beagle puppies. I didn’t really think we were going to come home with one THAT NIGHT, but we did!! Introducing Bella, 10 weeks old today!
That was last Thursday. On Monday night Amanda woke up crying her ear hurt, had a fever, and didn’t sleep most of the night. First ear infection, first antibiotic, and two weeks into the school year first three days absent from school. She also decided FINALLY to start using the potty. Now, let me give you a little piece of advice. Unless it absolutely cannot be avoided NEVER EVER potty train and housebreak at the exact same time. It will only lead to tears. Your’s!!
So, I really did mean to post this recipe a few weeks ago when I made it, and some people may call me lazy, but I’m not lazy, I’m not content unless I have a ton of things to do and somehow that sometimes leads to I have so much to do that nothing gets done. And that’s life!
Now onto this soup! Several weeks ago I made a tomato blue cheese soup from Sumptuous Spoonfuls. It was very good EXCEPT I added way more blue cheese than Ann’s recipe called for just because I like blue cheese, but it ended up being too much. My husband added some Tabasco sauce to his to try to lessen the blue cheese taste, and that lead to a discussion that resulted in the recipe below!
Chicken Wing Soup
2 cups cooked chopped or finely shredded chicken. I have to admit it, I cheated and used canned chicken, drained and broken apart. I use canned chicken in my chicken wing dip, so why not in my chicken wing soup! Also, I actually like canned chicken, but feel free to use fresh cooked
2 stalks celery, sliced in half length-wise then sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 cups chicken broth
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup Franks RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce- this is going to depend on how hot you like your regular hot wings.
Saute celery in butter over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth ( leave out a splash to mix with the cornstarch) and bring to a boil. In a small bowl or cup stir together cornstarch and a splash of cold chicken broth. When broth comes to a boil stir in chicken, heavy cream and cornstarch mixture. Continue to boil, stirring constantly for one minute. Reduce heat and stir in hot wing sauce and blue cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
I had some left over so I can tell you this is really good the next day, too!
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