This is one of my favorite recipes. Fast and easy, tasty and delicious, easily adaptable if needed, and great for sick kids, this is my version of Chicken Noodle Soup
1 onion, chopped
2 T. butter
4 c. carrot slices
2 c. celery slices
2 T. candied ginger, minced fine
1/2 t. black pepper
1 t. dried parsley (or 1 T. fresh, chopped fine)
1/2 t. garlic powder
2 T.. chicken soup base (I like the vegetarian version Blue Chip Baker makes) OR 4 chicken bouillon cubes
8 c. hot water
2 c. egg noodles
Melt butter in large pot. Add chicken and onion. Saute until meat is almost cooked and onion is soft. Add everything else except noodles. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until carrots are soft. Adjust seasonings, adding salt to taste. Add noodles, cook 3 - 4 minutes longer. Serve immediately.
Chicken with Rice: Substitute 1 c. uncooked rice for the noodles. Add with the carrots. Cover and simmer soup for 45 minutes. Season to taste and serve.
If you were marooned on an island, and Pots & Pens granted your wish for only one book and one food, what would you choose? CHOCOLATE. That part was easy. I can always catch fish or find coconuts or eat grass, but I can't live without chocolate. One book? Are you really going to be that cruel? I'm going for the Compendium of Every Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel/Story Ever Written, with an Appendix of Mystery Novels, Religious Tomes, and a Really Nice Print Version of Wikipedia that also includes Blogs Updated Daily. It would be nice if it existed. I can't choose just one book. I love them all. I need them all.
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