Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cook: Chicken Noodle Soup

My sister gave me some soup one day and kept telling me how she boils the carcass of a rotisserie chicken to make the stock. I finally got around to doing it and now it's a regular thing. If I get a rotisserie chicken the carcass must be boiled. You simply bring the carcass to a boil and then simmer it for about 8 hours. I fill a few containers for the freezer and they're ready for whenever. It is so nice. My recipe is very simple.

For the first batch I usually end up using the leftover chicken from the original carcass.

Julie's Chicken Noodle Soup
2 Quarts Chicken Stock
1 C Onion Diced (frozen or fresh)
1-1/2 Stalks Celery Diced (I'm looking into freezing this)
1 C Carrots (frozen or fresh)
1 Tbsp Parsley
1/4 lb. Kluski Amish Egg Noodles (it makes a difference)
Sea Salt to taste (seems like you're adding a lot)

Boil Chicken in Broth, remove chicken and boil broth and veggies. Add noodles and herbs. Simmer.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Read: Lakeshore Chronicles #8

Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs

(Lakeshore Chronicles #8)

Marrying Daisy Bellamy
Daisy Bellamy has spent much of her young life juggling two men-Logan O'Donnell, the responsible father of their son, and wild military man Julian Gastineaux. She's been in love with Julian for years, but he's so mercurial that they've never been able to give their relationship a real chance. Daisy and Julian finally decide to take the plunge, but their happiness is cut short when Daisy receives word that Julian has been killed in the line of duty in Colombia.

I just finished this one last night. If you choose to read these, be sure to start from the beginning! All of the books take place in Avalon and she makes little references the other stories so it's nice to recognize the other characters.