Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Chicken noodle soup: Coping with *winter*
Today in particular, is miserable. It's way below zero at the farm today. Our windchill is about -30 degrees Fahrenheit. Misery. Dressed indoors in multiple layers, with sweatshirt hoods pulled up. A good day for a pot of chicken noodle soup.
I take the remains of a chicken dinner (the bones & skin leftover after cutting up a chicken). I boil those in water for at least an hour (the longer the better). This makes a huge pot of homemade chicken stock. Then I add whatever vegetables I have around. Today, I used carrots & garlic from our farm, and some celery I had leftover from thanksgiving. Also some good quality egg noodles (homemade are awesome, but time hasn't allowed us to make homemade noodles for a long time).
Cook until veggies are tender. Season with salt & pepper.
While it won't chase winter away completely, at least your kitchen will be warmer while it simmers. And your warm belly will feel a bit better for a while, too.