Monday, February 11, 2008

Still Not Functioning...

Apparently my children have much better constitutions than I. I've spent the last two days alternating between bed and the couch. Thank goodness it was the weekend and both Andy and Abigail were around. I think Andy got a good taste of being Mom and is happy to return to Dad duty this morning. I still feel like I've been put through a wringer-washing machine. However, with a busy 4 year old around, I will hardly be able to nap when I feel like it. It's going to be a very long day.

To pass the time though, I have pulled a chicken carcass from the freezer and I'll be making a pot of this soup today. Simple and basic, but terribly delicious, and it may be just what I need to try and kick this cold to the curb. My only change will be to use homemade chicken stock instead of the canned broth.

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 teaspoons butter
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 small potato -- diced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4 cans chicken broth -- (14 ounce)
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
4 ounces egg noodles
2 cups cooked chicken

Melt butter in large pot.

Saute the celery, carrot and onion for 2 minutes.

Add potato, thyme, poultry seasoning, chicken broth and boullion.

Bring to a boil.

Add noodles and chicken and cook on low for 20 minutes.


Elisabeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling well...hope you're better soon!

Elisabeth said...

oops - that was supposed to say "not" feeling well. :)

JEP said...

Boy, you did get hit hard...good to hear you made chicken soup for the soul!

Erika W. said...

Lol Elisabeth! Thanks for the chuckle!

Hard is right Jep! And the chicken soup was exactly what the doctor ordered!