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It’s a Chicken Soup Kinda Day

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You know, a little blustery. Sunny, but breezy. Fall weather that makes you crave chicken soup. I knew when we got celery and carrots in the CSA box that I would be making soup.

Turns out that I bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco last night as I was running late. I always turn leftover rotisserie chicken into soup if I have the ingredients. So right now, soup is happily bubbling on the stove top. It will be ready to serve about an hour from now.

chicken soup simmering on the stove

I started with about half the chicken, including all the bones, the skin and shredding the breast meat before adding it to three cups of chicken stock and two cups of water. For herbs and spices, I used tarragon, salt and pepper, all to taste. I don’t measure herbs.

I added the trilogy. Celery, carrot and onion. Two carrots. One onion. About half a cup of celery. That’s it for now.

By the way, purple carrots aren’t purple inside. Here is one I was starting to peel. They are really sweet, though. I love them shaved into salads, too. But this one and another made it into the pot.

As for the noodles, they will go in just before I serve the soup. Only staying in for a few minutes. These are fresh egg noodles from Baugher’s in Westminster. I love these noodles. Four simple ingredients. Oodles of taste.

Chicken noodle soup. Reminds me so much of my childhood. Makes me feel warm just thinking about it. And, to serve with it, I will pull a Stone House Bakery loaf of bread out of the freezer and pop it in the oven for 10 minutes. Warm bread and hot soup. Yum!