Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chicken soup IS good for the soul!

k, not one to toot my own horn but gotta say that lately i've been on a roll with cooking some great meals!!

Tonights chicken soup turned out fabulous and was so easy to prepare. I'll try to post a recipe/method of cooking but it's hard because I just throw things together but here goes:

Leftover roasting chicken
8 to 10 cups water or enough to cover the chicken

In this water I added:

2 cloves of garlic cut into easily removable chunks
2 tsps. pepper (we like the heat)
2 tsps. Mrs. Dash Chicken
1 tbsp. chicken oxo
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
2 Bay leaves (remove when you drain the broth)

Let this simmer for about two hours and boil down.

Remove the chicken and let cool, drain the remaining water through a sieve into another pot to remove any small bones, etc. Pick out pieces of chicken and put with other chicken.

3 med. carrots
3 stalks celery
1 small onion or more depending on what you prefer
1/2 cup Orzo pasta or pasta of preference unless you're adding potatoes.
1 cup of fresh sugar snap peas or veggies of choice.

Put these in the pot and bring to a slow boil. Pick chicken off the bones and add back to the soup.

Boil until veggies and pasta are cooked.

Think I got everything and that it turns out as well for you as ours did!




joni said...

This soup sounds so good... i am going to try to make it.
(i am the worst soup maker ever..really) But it sounds really good and your instructions are understandable...hehe i will let you know how it went .. when i get the courage to do it that is. hehe i love your menus .. take care

sonja said...

always look forward to reading your recipes. they sound so yummy, i can almost taste them.
do you hire out?
send prepared meals by express mail?
how much dry ice would one need for that?
haha, take care and keep the home cooked meals coming. :)