|Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Another grey day. I was glad I could sleep in. Once again, I got 7 hours of sleep, falling asleep a little after 3:00 a.m. and waking up a little after 10:00 a.m. I might have cuddled Dancer, who came to see if I was ready to give him breakfast, and snoozed a bit longer, too!
It's another chilly day, but I layered up and opened the windows to air out the house. I had a cup of tea and replied to blog posts, in the morning. Stephenie at The Awakened Soul had mentioned she has been making bone broths in her comment on my May Groceries post and I thought that some soup would be nice. Soup is good especially in this type of weather and it is a nourishing, frugal meal, as well.
I had a roast chicken breast in the freezer from the last time I roasted a whole chicken. I put it into a pot, still frozen, covered it with water, added some peppercorns, and boiled it to make a broth. Then, I added onions, carrots, a tomato, green beans, and a radish from the garden, sliced thinly. I wasn't sure how the radish would be, but, I don't like to eat them raw (I don't like their peppery taste!), so they've been sitting in the fridge after I harvested them. I discovered that I liked them best when cooked in a soup!
|Pot of Chicken Soup
I don't have a specific recipe for chicken soup - I just add whatever vegetables I have on hand and, well, chicken, of course! If I had some celery, I would have definitely added that.
I enjoyed a bowl of the soup for my lunch, today. There is plenty leftover, too. I think I will freeze a couple of portions of it for later. It's not exactly bulk cooking, but, a couple of extra portions in the freezer means having some quick and easy meals for when one isn't up to, or doesn't feel like, cooking, or there's unexpected company, etc.
Thank you, Stephenie for inspiring me to make soup, today!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in and get another 7+ hours of sleep
- A safe night
- Waking up to another day
- Chicken soup made mostly with ingredients I had on hand
- A relaxed day
Do you have a favorite recipe for chicken soup? Or, do you pretty much add whatever you have on hand to the basic broth?