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Turkey Apple Meatballs

Turkey Apple Meatballs

These Turkey Apple Meatballs are the perfect dish for Fall or Winter!  Try them atop some fresh egg noodles, in a pita, or on their own with some freshly baked apples for a delightful entry-to-cooler-weather dish! The whole meal comes together very easily and the […]

Wild Rice & Apple Burritos with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

Wild Rice & Apple Burritos with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

These Wild Rice & Apple Burritos with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions are the perfect Fall twist on a burrito.  Tart apples, sharp white cheddar cheese, sweet caramelized onions and spicy wild rice come together for a dish that is so easy to love.  Not in […]

Creamy Apple & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Apple & Wild Rice Soup

This Creamy Apple & Wild Rice Soup is so perfect for a chilly Fall or Winter’s night.  The entire dish comes together very quickly and easily, making it weeknight friendly.  Serve this up with some Crusty Bread or a quick quesadilla, and you have the perfect Autumn dish.

Creamy Apple & Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 4 c chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 c water
  • 1 4.5 oz package wild rice with seasoning packet
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 T fresh thyme
  • 1/3 c all purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 Large Granny Smith Apple peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a stock pot. Add the carrot, celery and garlic powder and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add in broth and water and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice (reserving the seasoning packet for later), place the lid on the pot and remove from heat.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the thyme, the seasoning packet, and the salt and pepper and stir to combine. Lower heat to low and stir in the flour until it disappears. Gradually add the milk, whisking, until smooth and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid from the stock pot. Return the pot to medium heat. Add the seasoned milk mixture and the apple to the pot and cook until the rice is done, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Notes: use a firm apple such as granny smith so the chunks do not fall apart—if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use a sweeter apple (such as gala—but it will likely fall apart, thickening the soup base—fine, just different).
  5. If it gets too sweet, add some cider vinegar 1/2t at a time.
  6. The soup thickens a bit as it sits. I like and prefer this, but keep it in mind if you do not like that.

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Apple Cheese Bread

Apple Cheese Bread

This apple cheese bread is quick, easy and tastes great.  My kids really enjoy helping to make this with me, so if you have kids around, feel free to recruit them on this one.  You will want to remove a bit of the moisture from […]

WILD RICE SALAD WITH APPLE-LEMON DRESSING

WILD RICE SALAD WITH APPLE-LEMON DRESSING

This Wild Rice Salad with Apple-Lemon Dressing is the perfect versatile salad!  It is light enough to work as a side dish. Chicken or Turkey would pair very well.  This would also work as a lunch dish or light entree. The wild rice and chickpeas […]