Gluten Free Soup

The perfect meal for winter is soup. I love the warm, comfort from the smells of the soup cooking and eating it on a cold winter day. Here are two recipes two new family favorites!

1. Buy rotisserie chicken or cook you own whole chicken in advance. Pull off the meat and divide into freezer bags, putting 2 cups in each bag.
2. Double the soup recipe. Freeze 1/2 in a large freezer bag. Easy dinner for in two weeks!

Mexican Chicken Soup
Bring 5 cups chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups salsa. Mix and bring to a boil.

2 cups cooked chicken
1 cup instant brown rice (you can use regular rice you have cooked in advance or quinoa)
15 oz can rinsed black beans
Cook 5 minutes

1/4 cup cilantro
2 Tbl. fresh lime juice

Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese for toppings!

Thanks Ginny Scarbrough for sharing this recipe!

Lentil Soup
Brown 6 thick strips of bacon in a pot.
While browning cut up
2-3 Carrots
1 Medium Onion
1-2 Garlic Cloves
2 Stalks of Celery

Remove bacon. Add vegetables to grease and cook until celery is transparent.

Crumble bacon and return to pot. Add:
4 cups Water
2 cups Lentils
1 tsp. Basil
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. Salt
Bring to a boil and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour.

1 Quart Tomatoes
2 cups Water

Thanks to Connie Garvin for sharing.

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