sometimes i hit a home run and other times i hit a ground rule double

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    is a ground rule double a thing? i hate baseball so i don't know all the jargon and stuff. anyway, i made creamy chicken wild rice soup tonight and it was good, but not really great. not sure what it was missing. be forewarned...this one isn't all that exciting. :(

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    recently harvested minnesota wild rice from the headwaters of the mississippi river area that i got from a friend...
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    throw all that and what is essentially a homemade poultry seasoning blend into the dutch oven with chicken broth (low sodiums)...
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    Nice rice...
     
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    that's right, it looks like dirty butt water at this point but it smells good...
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    picked up a super market deli roast chicken and cut it up and chopped it up...
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    the wild rice/chicken broth/veggie mix has simmered for about an hour and the wild rice softened and opened up, so it's time to put together the cream/thickener base. melted 4 tbsp of butter...
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    added some flour and then a lot of half-and-half to the melted butter...
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    yeah the rice must be like $50/lb.
     
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    added the cream/thickener to the stock pot and added some lemon zest...
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    starting to come together...
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    finished product!

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    mmm...buttered bread.
     
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    is it expensive? i honestly have no idea. a friend of mine lives a hippy lifestyle up there and goes ricing every year and sends me a ton of it. i have a few big gallon sized zip lock bags full of the stuff. i love it and so does my gf.
     
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    It's missing sodiums.
     
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    Impressive, Dink...most impressive.
     
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    i added some sea salt and black pepper to it but i didn't take a picture of that step. :(

    it is still missing something but i can't figure out what. the lemon zest added some brightness but it needs something fresh and herby.
     
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    thanks buddy. :wub:

    it's just a basic soup but i love creamy chicken wild rice soup and i wanted to try to make something great. i didn't do that and i don't know how to tweak it or twark it.
     
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    hey @BaddFunn ... why does hot tap water go down the drain a lot slower than cold tap water? people want to know.

    people have a right to know.
     
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    Ground rule double is a fitting here. You hit the ball hard in the gap, you probably thought you were going to get a triple maybe an inside the park homerun, but the ball bounced over the fence and they limit you to a disappointing double.
     
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