Sunday, January 12, 2020

Cleaning out the fridge with leftovers makes for a good Chicken and Rice soup

It's been eventful around here with my retirement, Aja's  ligament tear and subsequent surgery, my abscessed tooth finally getting pulled (alas, no root canal) and cancelled camping trips.  Even the champagne we bought to celebrate had to wait until this week (more on that later.)

It's all quiet on this front now though and we are ready for some camping trips.  Hence cleaning out the fridge so can make use of leftovers and not return to anything suspect.


I had a container of brothy short grain rice, a lonely few carrots and mushrooms, fresh corn and leftover roasted chicken.  Do we really need a recipe for this?  Nope!  Add seasoning and spices per taste.  I used salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. 

Here's a bowl with cheddar cheese as a topping.


Here is a bowl without.  Let me say we also used onions and fresh garlic.  It was quite good for two large lunches.


Coming up I will shared that roasted chicken dinner which included roasted balsamic onions and some of my bookish goals for next year.  Here's a parting shot at the library loot I grabbed at the library yesterday.  It's also posted on Instagram.

The Fiona Barton novel is quite good so far and it will ride along to St George Island with us.


Sharing with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for Souper Sunday.  
Check out her Seafood Stew Here.


  1. Your soup looks good! I had some leftover roast chicken once with some leftover ROTEL dip. I cooked a few vegetables and added the chicken and mixed in the Rotel dip. So good! P.S. ROTEL doesn't know me from a dried up ricecake.

  2. That looks DELICIOUS, and just the thing for the colder weather. I love your pile o' entertainment, too. I'll set aside my retirement envy and just tell you to have the best time camping!

  3. One of the best meals I made was from cleaning out my fridge. I wish I would have written down what I used :(

  4. I still love soup even when the weather is warm and yours looks delicious! Clean-out-the-fridge recipes are always an adventure since they're never the same.

    Glad things have settled down a little for you guys. Hope you get out on a camping trip soon... nice library haul!

  5. i like the look of your soup. sounds like you have been having busy times lately! hope all is well now. cheers sherry


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