Rainy days and chicken soup...
It’s been cold and rainy here, the kind of weather that chills you to the bone. The best remedy I know for that is homemade soup and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. Simple and delicious.
I had plenty of chicken stock on hand so I decided to make chicken soup this time ~ comforting and warming all in one. I like to cook the chicken separately while I cut up the carrots and celery to cook in the stock, seasoning as I go. Then I add the cooked chicken to the pot. I cook the pasta separately, too, and add it when I’m close to serving the soup so it doesn’t soak up all the broth. (And if you need to add a bit of water to the soup, just use some of the pasta water.) The great thing about homemade chicken soup is it is easy to make in any quantity ~ enough for one or two, or a pot full, as I made. And it smells heavenly cooking on the stove.
That’s my favorite way to beat cold, damp weather. What’s yours?
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