Thursday, December 9, 2010

warm the soul, cure the cold, eat something delicious!

Homemade Chicken Soup
This started out as one recipe, but then I modified it with another recipe, and then I didn't want to follow directions anymore, so it became my very own recipe! (and could have easily been a complete disaster, but I recommend it-the recipe and experimenting)

1 roasting chicken
12 cups of water
2 tbl. salt
pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
2 carrots
1 stalk celery
3 green onions
1 cup white wine
1/4 cup flat parsely
4 sprigs of thyme
1 tsp. garlic pepper
1 tsp. onion powder

Bring 12 cups of water to a boil and then add whole chicken, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Simmer for 30 minutes and then add wine, vegetables and remaining spices. Simmer for another 45 minutes. Remove chicken with tongs (heavy-duty, the chicken is heavy and the soup is rather hot), turn heat off of soup, and place chicken on a plate to cool. Once the chicken is cool, pull into large strips and discard the bones (and give the skin to George because he's the cutest dog there is). Add the chicken back to the soup and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Serve! Perhaps with a side of saltines.

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