Weather calls for another “Souper Bowl”

rice soup

Ah, yet another winter storm heads our way.  But I thought we had this global warming thing going on?

Let’s just make the best of it and remember those sweltering days of Mississippi summer, when your make-up melts and good hair days are nonexistent.

You might as well go ahead and plan on holding another “Souper Bowl” because there’s nothing like a steamy bowl of soup to chase away the winter blues.


Olivia sent me a recipe I will try tomorrow.  I makes a ton and should last for days if we get snowed in.  Thanks Olivia.  This sounds like a winner.  She also sent me a recipe for the famous Brownie Cobbler which I will send you if you mail me a check for $19.99.  It’s that good.

Just kidding – I want to save it for the cookbook I’m working on.  But I promise to share it on a slow news day, okay?

Of course, no self respecting Southern girl would serve soup without a “pone” of cornbread. Frankly, I never knew what a “pone” meant, but that’s what Brenda calls a “mess of cornbread” made in a black iron skillet.  Is there any other way?

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup a la Olivia Portera (First lady of the University of Alabama)

2 small onions, chopped

2 cups shredded carrots

10 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 packages Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice (with seasoning packs)

2 10 oz packages of frozen, chopped broccoli

4 cups cooked, chopped chicken

1 lb. Velveeta Cheese, cubed

2 10 3/4 oz cans Cream of Chicken soup

Sauté onions and carrots in a Dutch oven for 5 minutes.  Add chicken broth, seasoning packs from  the rice mix, broccoli and chicken.  cook 5 minutes.  Bring to boil, stir in rice, reduce heat.  Cover and cook 10 minutes.  Add cheese and soups.  Stir.

5 thoughts on “Weather calls for another “Souper Bowl”

  1. I went to the grocery this afternoon to buy all the ingredients for Olivia’s soup. Can’t wait and will make the chocolate cobbler also. Come on over!LET IT SNOW!

  2. Where is the Brownie Cobbler recipe? My mouth is watering.

    I love it when you post recipes! Always looking for new ones.

    Love your columns! From one S.O.B. (Spunky Old Broad) to another!

  3. Okay. I will print the brownie cobbler but you must promise to buy my cookbook when it is published! Be watching – it will magically appear when the snow stops.

  4. UPDATE! Olivia’s soup is oh so good!
    Made it tonight,it will definitely go in my cookbook and I bet it will be even better tomorrow.You must try.

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