I live in West Texas and for the past several years there was hardly a drop of water that fell from the sky. We were in serious drought mode with water restrictions all over the place.
And then 2014 hit. We are basically a desert rainforest if that makes sense. We are in the plains…. cotton fields, sunflower fields, wheat fields and vineyards. The rich soil grows so much but no one had any idea that we would get so much rain this year. You know how many cities or even towns have drainage systems? Nope not here. It’s flat and you just hope and pray that the ground quickly soaks it all up.
It’s funny how we pray and pray for rain, but when we get it in abundance we are praying for it to stop. We’re confused. It’s rained over 6+ inches just in the last week alone. That’s basically more rain then we received this past year. Oh well bring on the rain just don’t let it kill my garden.
On these rainy days I want to cuddle up with a big oversized blanket, coffee in hand, wearing baggy stretch pants. Now I bet you want to join me. Well on these days I don’t really want to leave the house or cook. However, my family still needs to eat.
So here you have it, one pot chicken orzo soup. I had been surfing the web this past week when Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen posted this Italian orzo soup and I knew I wanted to make it. I had most of the ingredients at home but decided to make a few small adaptations to it.
In a large dutch oven over medium heat add olive oil. Add in the onions, celery and garlic and sauté until tender about 8 minutes. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and cook for 30 minutes on low/medium; stir occasionally.
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