14 December 2021

Christmas in the Woods: Owl & Deer


Welcome back to day two of Christmas in the Woods! The prettiest deer we've ever seen and the wise old owl, fluffed up against the falling snow. 

A snowy winter day calls for a really hearty winter soup, and this one is so thick you can almost stand your spoon in it. Of course, you can thin it with a little milk if you like, but if you want a soup that has on its wool socks and its hat with the earflaps, this is it.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

4 c. chicken broth
2 c. water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1 4.5oz. package quick cooking long grain & wild rice w/ seasoning packet
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
2 c. heavy cream (yessssssss)

In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water, chicken. Bring to a boil and stir in rice (save seasoning packet). Cover and remove from heat.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, flour. 

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add seasoning packet and stir til bubbly. Reduce heat to low and stir in flour mixture by spoonfuls to make a roux. Whisk in cream a little at a time until fully mixed and smooth. Cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

Stir the cream mixture into the broth & rice. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Back tomorrow with more critters and more soup! How can you miss it?


  1. Your animals are so sweet and look lovely finished on the wood rounds!

  2. This is another adorable pair of animals, and I love how you're finishing them. The buttons are a cute addition, too.

  3. Honeybee: They are adorable, I like working with paper cross stitch.
    Nice soup recipe.

    Merry Christmas

  4. 2 more cute ones!
    I love thick soups, thanks.

  5. Both the deer and owl are adorable! I did a quick browse yesterday and plan on going back today once I get the tree decorated. I love thick soups, so thank you!