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Welcome to my ScandinAsian food blog. A blog about what I like to make in my little Norweigan kitchen, from homemade meals to fun creative sandwiches. My parents gave me the name Sorieya, a Cambodian name, which means sun. I'm originally from the United States. Now I'm currently living in Norway, married to a Norwegian man with 3 beautiful children. It's hard being away from my family back in the States and I miss them everyday. I am not an artist but I love making fun sandwiches for my kids. I am not a professional chef but I love to cook and I love being in the kitchen. I love introducing my children to different kind of international food, introducing food from my childhood and explaining to my kids the history about their culture and food. I love spending those quality time together teaching my little ones how to make bread, Khmer food, and teaching me Norwegian. My Norwegian isn't that great but I do understand just the basics but speaking it, that's another story.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dessert and Recipe for Creamy Artichoke, Spinach, Chicken, Macaroni Soup

Just for fun. Played dress up with Raspberries. They had offer on Raspberries and blueberries at Meny. 

My son had his class Christmas performance couple days ago. I was very proud of him. He did great even though he smiled so much when he was suppose to be serious. I enjoyed the whole thing. My daughters were very happy to see their big brother sing and act. 

I made these for his classmates and their parents. 
I made mini chocolate pudding tartlets topped with dark chocolate and shredded coconut.

I made this too, chocolate chip and Oreo cheesecake. This is my favorite and my kids too. 

My maple glazed ham. I was disappointed with this because of the ham. I thought it was ham just like back home but it wasn't. I wanted that American smoked boned in ham. I asked my husband where can you get the smoked boned in ham....he said, "In Sweden." I didn't have the time and it was last minute. I wish I lived closer to the border because the food and gas is way cheaper. Sometime it is dreadful driving couple hours to buy grocery because so many people and I get car sick easily.

This week my family and I have not been feeling great. It's that time of the year. Ever since I moved to Norway I have been more sick with the flu/virus/common cold. I don't think I was ever this sick when I lived in the States. I really wish I had Vick's vapor rub, NY Quil, and my mom's soup. 

I made 3 different kind of soup. My husband is not a soup person. He love creamy soup and meaty stews. 
My zesty slow cooked hamburger soup

Homemade Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup

Creamy spinach, artichoke, and chicken macaroni soup

I was looking forward to have this creamy soup for lunch after I got home from work. When I opened the lid, the pot was emptied. My 3 kids looked at me with their sorry eyes and said, "Sorry mom, we ate it all." I ended up having chicken salad.

Ingredients for Creamy Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken macaroni soup:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 clove garlic, chopped
1 package of dried Knorr Cream of Broccoli soup
1 cup low sodium broth
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup måt fløte (food cream) (optional)
1 package ready wash, fresh spinach
1 1/2 cup cooked elbow macaroni
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
salt and pepper as desired
cayenne pepper(optional)

In a bowl add in chicken, season with salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce.

Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chopped onion and cook until tender about 5-
7 minutes. Add the garlic, cook about a minute. Add in marinade chicken stir well, cook for 8 minutes.

Add the dried soup package and cook for another minute.

Add the broth and artichokes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10-15minutes.

Add cream cheese and sour cream, let it melt through.

Add in spinach, cooked macaroni, milk and cream. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste. Let simmer for another 8 minute, stir occasionally so it doesn't stick. Remove from heat and serve. Topped with crisp chopped bacon and toasted sliced baguettes.

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