Wednesday, November 3, 2010

impressing a visiting dignitary - homemade chicken soup

peg had to entertain a "very important guest" today
[which is some random guy in town to do a seminar]
dad requested a home-made something...

Homey Chicken Soup

4 over-sized chicken boobs go in crock pot for a few hours 
(or you can do it in the stove it you want)
with 1 quart of chicken broth (don't do bouillon- has a fake taste)

peg: it makes your house smell all naughty 
like you've been cooking all day...

meg: that's important

once the boobs are cooked through, take em out of the broth
and set em on a plate until they are all "chilled out."

peg: you do this cause they need to be chilled before you cube em...
and i like chunks better than mushed crap...

take your veggies:
1 large onion (or larger- cut in 1/2 in slices))
3 or 4 large carrots (or 3-4 cups of diced)
3-4 cups celery (diced)

peg: i would even make em cute [carrots]- score the sides 
and slice em so they look like flowers...

[optional] add-ins:
red or green bell pepper,
or really anything you like...

... put all the cut stuff in the now heating broth,
ms. dash for seasoning, salt and pepper to taste

peg: and my taste is always heavy on the pepper...

after the veggies are softened a bit, add:
1 pound frozen Ream noodles (in the freezer section)

while that is softening,
you are cubing your chicken.

add that when you are done and let it get happy for a while.

soup freezes well and can be left on low in a crock pot until needed too.

peg: and i serve it with rolls and homemade jam if i have it.

meg: you would.

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