Monday, March 14, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Weary

I have another child down in the house. This time with strep throat. We have never had that in the house before.
After a visit to the doctor this morning and a smoothie from McDonald's for the patient, a big old coffee for mom and her prescription, I came home to make a pot of chicken soup for my baby.
I always have the fixins for chicken noodle soup as I always save the carcasses from our roast chickens in the freezer. All you have to do is pop the frozen carcass in boiling water and let simmer for about an hour. I then let it cool a bit and pick it clean. Add the rest of the ingredients, which are staples and you have homemade chicken soup. One meal of roast chicken and another of chicken noodle soup. Now that's how you stretch a chicken. To me it just isn't the same unless you've boiled some chicken bones in there.
Please oh please spring come and swipe away the illnesses. Minor I know compared to what others are suffering with but who wants to see their kiddos sick. Let's hope we don't get it!
**Update: Someone asked what I put in my chicken soup. If I have cans of broth I use some of those and water with some chicken bullion if needed. Sea salt and pepper with parsley is our favorite. Of course diced onion, celery and carrots. Occasionally I will use dill as I love it that way but the kids aren't fans.


rmgales said...

This looks yummy. What kind of seasoning do use and do you use chicken stock?

Cindy said...

Sorry about you sick little one. But it sounds like you know exactly how to make her better. Tender loving mother care!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hope your little one gets better. Strep throat is the worst! You are such a good mom. That is really a good tip about the chicken carcass. I will definitely use this one because I am a big believer in chicken soup as the cure-all for many ills!!!

Donnie said...

Hope your little one gets better soon but I'm sure that soup will feel good going down. I agree that you need the bones in there to make the broth because that's where the marrow is and it's supposed to be beneficial. I bet the soup was good.

Kris said...

Oh..poor baby. Hope she feels better soon! Soup looks great!

Kerin said...

Oh... so sorry about the sick kiddo.
You're such a good momma... making chicken noodle soup!
Here's hoping it will be just the thing to help her get better quick !

Sandra said...

Hope your little one feels better soon.

The soup sounds delicious. I do the same thing as you...keep the carcasses in the freezer to make soup. I like getting the extra meal out that roast chicken, too. :o)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So sorry your dealing with sickness -- healing vibes and lots of prayers offered. Chicken soup is I'm sure just what she needed. I do the exact same thing with my roasted chicken carcasses -- great minds think alike :)


Mimi Sue said...

I love homemade chicken soup! We put some chopped up cilantro in it for a kind of different spin to it. I use the turkey bones to make turkey soup after Thanksgiving too. Your baked pasta sounds delish too. Mimi

bikim said...

i'm not a great fan i have to confess! but my boy loves it and it does look delicious!
happy day!