it is chicken soup weather...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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As soon as it gets chilly I bring out my huge pot, throw in every veggie I have and we have dinner for almost a week {I know that that sounds a bit much but you haven't seen this pot... it is huge}. Here is a basic recipe that I use {please note: my cooking is never very exact and you really need a HUGE pot for all of this so if your pot isn't that big you can always cut this in half and get half a week of dinners ;)... one more thing... this recipe is very loose add or subtract whatever you do or don't like}

3 cartons Organic Chicken broth
1 carton Organic Roasted Tomato and pepper soup
6 carrots {peeled and chopped}
4 celery spears {chopped
10 cloves of garlic {I know this sounds like a lot but it is the best way to keep the cold/flu bugs away}
2 yellow onions {chopped up}
2 Yukon potatoes {chop up in quarter size squares}
1 small butternut squash {chop up in quarter size squares}
1 bunch of kale {chop up in large pieces}
1 bunch of parsley {de-stem and chop}
2 heads of corn {cut off kernels}
3 tablespoons of butter
I box of Quinoa Pasta {this is my new favorite thing. It is a protein, gluten free and delicious}
I rotisserie chicken {I tear it up in big chunks and keep the skin on, before I serve it remove all the skin}
salt and pepper to taste
Manchego Cheese

Put butter, carrots, onions, garlic and celery in the pot on medium heat and stir around until the onions are translucent. Add broth and tomato soup + all of the other ingredients. Let cook on low for 4 hours. If you see the pot bubbling turn it down a bit. Add salt and pepper + I love a bit of manchego cheese to top it off... OH and maybe a fabulous chunk of peasant bread on the side. mmm

19 comments:

  1. Ah, chicken soup. One of life's simple pleasures! Looks delish.

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  2. My mom always makes this (though slightly differently). Henry will UAE great memories of this soup!

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  3. Alexis,

    What time should I be over for dinner tonight? Yummy! It's definitely soup weather!!!

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  5. YUMMY!!!! I will be making this soon for sure!

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  6. MMMM...making this tonight!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  7. I ma or may not be drooling right now... I just know I am making this tomorrow... Can't wait!

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  8. You forgot to title this "Friendship Soup!" Then your marketing ploy is, "This is even yummier when shared with friends!" Though it seems people are "buying" it already without my fancy branding and slogans ;) What a treat! (you and the soup.)

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  9. can't wait to make this soup this weekend. thanks for inspiring me!!

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  10. I'm a soup fanatic ~ I'm totally making this!

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  11. darn Cara.... you are right... it is totally Friendship Soup... silly me!

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  12. I was just telling Art that I need to make soup again. No time until next week unfortunately.
    I agree, the large pot is a must. Isn't it crazy how big it gets when you start throwing everything in?
    See you soon, Karin

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  13. love a good soup and tommorow i intend to get busy with a couple of 'caille', quails and a stack of veg and a warm and crusty baguette; bon appetit...

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  14. Sounds great. Love the quinoa pasta idea.

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  15. hahaha my mouth was watering over this recipe and i was going to comment that i must make it and thenr ealized, i have already commented on this recipe - so funny. but now i really must as i have a kid in bed with the stomach bug as we speak! this is definitely a feel good meal.

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