Monday, January 12, 2009

chicken noodle soup

Tonight I made homemade chicken noodle soup for my sickies...and myself. It was soooo good!
First I put 2 split chicken breast(bone in)( I got these on sale for 98cents a pound a while back) into a big pot of water to boil, along with some chopped up leftover carrots(from the party yesterday), an onion, some chopped garlic, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and a couple of bay leaves. I let that boil until the chicken looked done then removed the chicken onto a cutting board. And this is where I used this tool for the first time and fell in love with it.
It came with a knife set that I got for Christmas,, its not kitchen shears, I think its called poultry shears or something like that,, anyways it made removing the chicken from the bone so easy! I didn't even have to burn my fingers!
After I removed the chicken from the bone I put the meat back into the pot and I let that simmer a while longer and then I tasted the broth and it wasn't strong enough for me so I added this stuff that I got from Sam's club called chicken base.. it comes in a jar, its kinda like chicken bouillon cubes, but its not a powder, its kinda jelly,,, I'm probably the only one in the world that didn't know about this. Anyways it is way cheaper than chicken stock already made. Then i added some home style noodles, also something I had gotten from Sam's, so I have a big bag of them... they are the yummiest noodles in my opinion. I let them cook then we ate. All the sickies kept it down, so they must be on the road to recovery. I let Emma have some to she LOVED it! As did I. And the coolest thing is I just kinda made the recipe up as I went along. It was very good and something we will defiantly be having again,,, whether we are sick or not! :) For some more kitchen tips, visit


Tereza said...

Oh those scissors sound useful!!
I love chicken soup. So good for the soul:):):)

Your link yo me is outdated:) yes...i've been going around saying that on blogs!

Jill said...

Tereza- I fixed the link. Sorry about that,,, its hard to keep up with ya sometimes:)

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks so good!

We don't have a Sam's near us. An hour away maybe. That's why you never hear talking about a shopping experience from there. I have been there before though. :)

Most homemade soups don't have a recipe. A little of this and some of that! I think soups were invented to stretch leftovers. :)


Jill said...

Our Sam's is about an hour away also, but whenever we get to the town we always stop in. Its still worth the price for the membership to us,, we can save quite a bit there we just have to watch what we are getting and make sure its things we really use and need!

Jaime said...

The soup looks yummy!! This is Tuesday, your family was sick yesterday. I'd say if you can make it past tomorrow(Wednesday) you should be in the clear. Illness, of every kind, seems to be running rampant this year. I am slightly psychotic (spelling?) about hand washing and applying hand sanitizer after being in any public place, yet my family still has caught more than one bug this winter. Very frustrating! Hope everyone is feeling a bit better today.

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