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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chicken soup for the soul



When anyone in the family gets a cold the first thing that comes to mind is a nice chicken soup to make them all feel better .

Chicken on the bone ( 4 pieces is good )
2 bouillon

1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 cup chopped carrots
juice from 1 lemon
1 tomato peeled seeded and chopped or use 2 from a can

salt & pepper to taste

a package of orzo pasta or cut up spaghetti ( choose your favorite ! ) cook according to package( a little undercooked is better) cool and set aside

take some of the skin and fat off the chicken ..place it in a pot with the bouillon and 4 quarts of water bring to a boil while you get all the rest of the ingredients . add the 7 remaining ingredients in the pot , simmer for an hour

The soup will have evaporated some ...add 2 cups of water while continuing to simmer Take the chicken out of the pot onto a flat plate to cool it ..once cool ..remove the meat off the bones and put it back into the pot ...turn off .... soup is ready to serve.

add just the right amount of noodles you like in your bowl and pour the chicken soup over, sprinkle more fresh parsly if you like .


You can freeze some of the soup and cook fresh pasta for a quick meal ... the pasta will never be to soft this way.

Bon App├ętit !