Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chicken Soup!

Wouldn't that taste good right about now? Some hot, luscious, soul-satisfying chicken soup?

Well, wait no longer, for rather than heating up some glutinous mass of over-salted under-meated chicken goo from a red can, you can make it your self and bask in the glow of a job well done in under 40 minutes.

Here's how.

You will need the following (to serve 4 hungry people):

2 chicken breasts onna bone (please feel free to leave the skin on if you'd like, or take the skin offa one, or flay the both of them if you're really health conscious)

2 medium onions
2 small zucchini

2 carrots

1/2 bottle of white wine. or the equivalent amount of chicken stock (2 cups)

3 cups of water

2 TBSP flour

S&P to taste

Place the chicken skin side down in a stockpot over medium heat. Brown slightly.

Dice onion and carrot, place in pot to sautee alongside the browning chicken.

Pour in wine/stock, let sizzle satisfyingly.

Breathe in yummy-smelling steam.

Dice up zucchini, add to pot, pour 2 cups water over all, cover, and boil for 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

Lift out breasts, pick meat from bone and return meat to pot.

Throw away bones.

Season to taste with S&P.

Mix flour with remaining cup of water, drizzle into boiling soup while stirring.

Cook for two minutes to thicken stock.


Y'all, this took me about a half an hour to do last night. SO much better than the crap from a can that doses you up with all your recommended daily allowance of salt and fat. It's slightly thick, has terrific mouthfeel, is PACKED with veg and good protein, and makes your house smell like somebody loves you.

Really now - who doesn't want THAT?


Pumpkin carving? Use a jigsaw.

No, not the PUZZLE, you sillies, the tool!

Seriously. First off, it's guaranteed to get the guys to the carving table, for the lure of the power tool is too strong for even the most hearty of men, and who doesn't want all the help they can get for this yearly exercise; and second, the punkins turn out fabulously.


How do you know if a cat loves you? I think Albert has a crush on me, but don't know how to tell if it's love or if he's just got itchy ears.Dude is after me ALL the time to pet him.

You input is welcomed, and have a great day.

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