Monday, January 20, 2014

Chicken Soup

Almost the entire day was spent car shopping.  For someone who has zero interest in cars and even less interest in having to pay for a car after a few years of enjoying no payments it was torturous.

No decisions yet, but slowly narrowing down the search and about to move into bargain-hunting mode.

I had a special request from my big boy for chicken soup, so picked up 2 chickens at the wholesale club.  One is in the freezer for another day and today roasted one with red potatoes and carrots.

I had a lot of basil and tons of celery that I needed to do something with so jammed it all into the cavity before roasting with nothing but a little but of olive oil and some cracked fresh pepper on it.  Here it is before going into the oven.

It came out tender and juicy. 

It's 10 pm and I just finished cleaning up downstairs and prepped the leftover chicken for soup tomorrow.  I plan to put in the crock pot chicken broth, the leftover chopped chicken and this Ziploc bag full of goodies - an entire bunch of celery, carrots, onion, garlic, lots of fresh dill.

Tomorrow morning all I have to do is dump the contents of the ziploc, broth and chicken in the slow cooker and cook it on low.  When I get home I will prepare the noodles separately. Put a few noodles in each bowl and pour soup over it.  Serve with a salad and it's a great winter dinner. 

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