It's SO dang cold! Is it the end of the world?
I thought the entire world was frozen this morning because my smart phone listed Brisbane, Australia and a city in Africa at single digit degrees. I thought about the end of time and mammoths and ice ages (not the movie series) and people scavenging for food and territory wars over a gas station... My husband pointed out that my phone was on Celsius. Whatever. It's still cold!
It's a great day (or week) for some homemade soup. This is recipe from my upcoming e-book, tentatively titled Tales and Thoughts from a Contemporary Parent's Kitchen, which emphasizes cheap, filling food, out of whatever you have on hand.
When I cook this with shredded lasagna noodles (which I had from frozen extras), my children love this concoction. I am making it again today!
· 2 cups or so of chicken broth
· ¼ cup sliced carrots
· ¼ cup diced celery
· ¼ cup diced onion
· Dash salt
· Pinch of pepper
· Pinch of dill weed
· A toss of oregano powder
· Garlic powder
· Diced or shredded (leftover) chicken
· (Bay leaf)
· (Cooked or raw pasta; rice or minced potatoes)
I have saved a "chicken butt" piece - I'm not sure if it is the butt but it looks like it may have been - which is in the pot right now, preparing for some homemade chicken stock before I complete the whole soup procedure.
Stay warm, y'all!