10/18/11

Chicken noodle soup


Project: Get rid of this stupid cold. 
As a cruel reminder that winter is just around the corner, I have caught an annoyingly severe cold. My tonsils are the size of golf balls, my sinus are so congested that my head feels like it's going to explode, and I have 0 energy. As an attempt to get rid of his awful cold, I dragged my disease infested body out of my bed, raided the drug store for cold medication, and made chicken noodle soup. 

You will need
Someone to make this for you if you are sick
1 medium sized carrot
2 sticks of celery
1 medium sized onion
4-5 cloves garlic
4 chicken drumsticks, or whatever form of chicken with meat and bones
1 cup of corn
1/2 cup peas
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup white wine
3 cups water
4-5 bay leaves
1 cup dry pasta, barley, or what ever you want in your soup
2 tsp dried herb of your choice
salt and pepper

once again, do it to taste. If you want more or less of something, just add more or less. 


Chop up the onions, celery and carrots to the size of your liking.


In a pot add the chicken, garlic (peeled), bay leaves in approximately 3 cups of water and bring to boil, for 1-2 hours to make chicken stock.

In a large skillet heat up 1 tbsp of oil and add the onions. Cook until the onions are transparent.

 Repeat with carrots and celery until the carrots are cooked.


Once the chicken looks almost cooked, take it out of the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Put the meat aside and put the bones back into the pot and continue to boil. This is to prevent the meat from getting to dry. Boil the bones until the water is opaque.


Drain the stock into a larger pot, and get rid of the bones, garlic and bay leaves. Add the chicken broth and wine.


Add your vegetables, corn, peas and past and bring to boil until the pasta is cooked. Add your chicken chopped up into smaller pieces.

 and voila! chicken noodle soup.
Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich and your choice of cold medication.

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