Wednesday, January 11, 2012

If it ain't one, then it's the other


Well, I'm sick. Not by far what the Hubs had, but I am sick enough to be annoyed by it. I've got a sore throat, headache, and restless legs = sleeplessness. However, I did go to bed at 7 p.m. last night and woke up at 7 a.m. the next day. It was good, but not full sleep. I kept waking up periodically through the night, but was still dreaming while awake. I think the Hubs was annoyed by it because it resulted in me getting up a lot and kicking my legs around. Hopefully, tonight will be a better night's rest, but at least I got some rest out of last night's sleep marathon.

I had a request (YAY!) for my chicken noodle soup recipe, but to be honest, I stole it from the Reames bag and barely tweaked it.



Reames Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
With minor tweaks by me to make it extra fatty for my poor dehydrated Hubs.
  • 1 pkg. (24 oz.) Reames Homestyle Egg Noodles
  • Rotisserie chicken - removed skin, bones and shredded with a fork.
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
  • 1/2 cup flour

Preparation:
  1. In a large pot, add olive oil, carrots, celery and onion and cook till tender - about 3 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, boil 8 cups water and then add 8 tsp. of chicken bouillon granules and mix together. (I didn't have any chicken stock on hand, so I made it with what I had :))
  3. Add parsley, thyme and pepper, stir and cook for one more minute. 
  4. Add the chicken broth, shredded rotisserie chicken and bay leaves to the pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add noodles, cream of chicken soup and 1 cream of chicken soup can filled with milk, and return to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and cover; simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until done.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together 1 cup of milk and flour and stir together till smooth. Add to noodle mixture.
  8. Continue cooking over medium heat until thickened and heated through.

And tada! YUMMY Chicken Noodle Soup :) We were done eating it this weekend, so I froze it, per my mother's instructions, in freezer bags. May have to bust some out tonight!

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