Wild Rice & Potato Soup

   Be sure to check out Post 1 for today: Old Timey Photos.

  This is a family favorite! And it’s SO easy, just make some rice, open a few cans and dump!  Creamy, hearty and delicious!

Wild Rice & Potato Soup



  • 1 box (6 Oz) Uncle Bens Long Grain Rice, Cooked According To Package
  • 1 package (5.4 Oz) Lipton’s Mushroom Rice, Cooked According To Packet
  • 1 cup Diced Onion
  • 2 cups Diced Celery
  • 2 packages (3 Oz Each) Real Bacon Pieces
  • 2 containers fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cans (10.75 Oz. Can) organic Potato Soup (Wolfgang puck is really good)
  • 1 can (10.75 Oz. Can) Cream Of Celery
  • 1 can (10.75 Oz. Can) organic Cream Of Mushroom
  • 2 cans (10.75 Oz. Can) Chicken Broth 
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1 quart Half-and-half

Cook rice according to directions on the packages; set aside. Sautee mushrooms, onions and celery in the bottom of a large pot (8-quart pot) over medium heat. Add all remaining ingredients (including the cooked rice) to the pot except the half-and-half. Heat through. Remove from heat and add half-and-half. Then place back on the stovetop over medium-low heat and warm until serving. Don’t boil or this soup will curdle. Makes a nice BIG batch!

Tastes best with a loaf of crusty French bread with an herb and garlic butter. Oh man, is it good together!

Dig in!



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Old Timey Photos

  When I was working on the tribute to my Grandpa, I came across some really cool old timey photos from my Dad’s side of the family. 

This is my Grandpa Bontrager and his wife, Nora. She died from cancer when my dad was young.

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This is the Uncle my dad was named for.


  See that cart in the background, we HAVE it here on our property! We used it to haul wood last year!!  Cool, right?!?!?!



I love that these family photos are safely in an album preserved for generations to come!

  Here are a few more pics I came across on my photo hunt that made me smile.

Guess who looks like Mommy when she was little?

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Take off the pigtails and it’s PAXTON!


He makes this face too. 

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Fun, right?!


Be sure to check out Post 2 for today, Wild Rice & Potato Soup, YUMMMMMMMMM!