Watching Thomas pull into the station
Boarding the train
Here we go!
Cole with his ever so loved Papa and Grammie
Cole flashing a goofy face
Braydon checking in to see if we are going to follow him in one of his adventures
Cole ringing the train bell
Braydon's turn to ring!
Papa teaching Cole to golf
Cole was picked at the nature show to share the turtle, it made his day!
My love bug ALWAYS so sweet to pick me a flower, love him!
Waiting to load the car and head home!
Later that evening we had friends over for dinner. It is always nice to share in conversation while we get to also watch our kids play together. Although they are all boys, they had such fun dressing up as Superman, an astronaut and a fireman!
I suppose serving soup to guests may be a little unconventional, but I did it anyways! It was a cool day and chicken and rice soup seemed to hit the spot. A wonderful end to a wonderful day!
Chicken and Rice Soup
Heat a medium pot over medium heat and swirl in 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Saute 1/2 c onions, 1 large carrot and 1/2 c chopped celery in with the butter and oil. Let the vegetables caramelize. While simmering, add 1 tbsp minced garlic, a dash of cayenne pepper and a few dashes of 21 Seasoning Salute. After about 10 minutes of cooking on medium heat, add 1/2 c chopped fresh parsley as well and mix together.
While the vegetables are simmering, in another pan cook 2 chicken breasts on the stove. I like to cube the chicken before I begin to cook it so it cooks faster. Half way through cooking, I also seasoned the chicken with 21 Seasoning Salute and 1/2 c of red wine for a richer flavor.
Add 6 c of chicken stock to your pot of vegetables and once the chicken is thoroughly cooked as well, add to the stock.
I lowered the heat to low/medium and let the soup simmer for 30 minutes while I made our favorite cheese biscuits to accompany our soup.
About 10 minutes before serving, add 1 c of cooked rice to the soup and continue cooking. If you add the rice too early, the rice with absorb the broth and your soup will quickly become stew!
Serve and enjoy!