Sunday, September 26, 2010

Is it "Starve a Cold & Feed a Fever" or "Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever"?

Regardless chicken soup is always good when you don't feel well, especially when it is homemade. My family likes "soup you can walk on" ... many more ingredients than broth. If you have a few staples in the freezer, you can whip up some homemade soup in just a matter of minutes.
Homemade Chicken Soup in a Flash
Serves 1 very generously
2 cups chicken stock or broth
1 carrot, chopped small (about 1/4 inch pieces)
1 celery stalk, chopped small (about 1/4 inch pieces)
1/4 c small pasta (I used orzo)
3/4 cup leftover chicken (refrigerated or frozen)
Bring the stock to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Five minutes before the pasta is done add the carrots and celery. Increase heat to bring back to a simmer if necessary then continue simmering. When the pasta is cooked, add the chicken and cook until heated through.

Note: You can also add other veggies if you prefer. Frozen vegetables of any kind (carrots, corn, peas etc) can be added with the chicken. An fresh vegetables can be chopped small and added as indicated. Keeping the pieces small about 1/4 inch allows then to cook quickly. If you prefer larger pieces of vegetables just add them earlier to the pot to all adequate time for cooking.

Quick, easy, nutritious & delicious.

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