We’re going through an unusual cold snap here in the Pacific Northwest and temperatures have been in the teens for almost a week. I spent a lot of time outside last weekend and when I came home at night all I wanted was a steaming bowl of soup and my flannel quilt.
To prepare for the weekend I made a pot of chicken noodle soup and it tasted so very good as it warmed me up from the inside out. I had most of a rotisserie chicken in the fridge and used it all to make a big pot of stock. No recipe here – I just removed the large pieces of meat from the bones, broke up the carcass and covered it with water in a large stock pot. I added 2 chopped onions, some celery tops, and a couple of peeled carrots and let the whole thing simmer for about an hour. I removed all of the chicken and vegetables from the stock and strained the liquid back into the pot. Then I added new veggies, chopped celery and carrots, and let the stock simmer until the veggies were tender. Next came several handfuls of egg noodles, and after they cooked for about 10 minutes, I added all the chicken back into the pot. A little salt and pepper and a parsley garnish and a fantastic pot of soup was ready for the critical job of warming me up.
I found these covered soup mugs at Michael’s this week. Their little lid hats do an excellent job of keeping their tummies warm. Aren’t they cute!
It’s Friday again and that means we are celebrating Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. I hope you will stop by for a visit.