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Saturday, April 5, 2014


So. Sick. Need. Soup.


Viral Bronchitis.

Viral=Antibiotics don’t work. Just have to wait until it clears your system.
Bronchitis: Hurts to breathe, coughing and now in my ears.

I need soup.

Soup is one of my favorite foods. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Why more people don’t have it for breakfast is bewildering to me. It’s easy to digest right when your body is just waking up, it’s warming for right before you go out to the hard cold world, and it comes with noodles!
From Google Images

Soup is like a warm internal bath that bathes your cells with its healing chickeny goodness. I need soup.

This is my chicken soup that I make all the time. Homemade chicken soup has it all over the canned stuff and you can make a lot for very little. My soup has two secret ingredients that make it stellar.



Stock  base:                                                        

1 chicken about 3-4 pounds                       
1 med. Onion
3 carrots, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks
Salt & pepper
Water to cover

Put all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let go for about 2 hours. Cool stock. Remove all solids, reserving chicken for soup. If not using right away, put in freezer bags and frees.



Everyone likes soup.

Chicken meat from stock (or if you didn't
make stock, cut up chicken meat)
Bouillon cubes to match water
*(so one to one if one cube matches
one cup, if one cube to two cups, adjust)

2-3 stalks celery diced
2-3 peeled carrots, diced
2-3 Tbs. flour
Butter or olive oil
¼- ½ tsp cumin
Salt & pepper
Kluski Noodles

In a pan melt your butter and sauté your celery and carrots until crisp tender. Add your flour so that the vegetables are covered and cook for a minute or so more taking care not to burn them. Add chicken stock and the remaining ingredients.


The cumin is the key to making this taste really “chickeny”. For years I couldn’t figure out why soups out had such a pronounced “chicken” taste while my homemade soup always tasted like slightly flavored water. The cumin highlights the chicken taste and adding the bouillon to the stock also doubles the concentration of the chicken flavor in the soup. It’s like a soup infusion.

Who knew?


These noodles are also key.


These make it taste just like grandma used to make it.


They look just like someone’s grandma made noodles just for your soup because they knew you needed comforting. I love make-believe noodle grandma. She keeps me in comforting egg noodles. Thank you make-believe noodle grandma.

Eat more soup. Soup is comfort. We need more comfort.

I need a nap.



1 comment:

  1. There is just nothing like Chicken soup when your sick. Does help!
    Hope you are feeling better.