Then head to the market with the list below!
I am know to love to cook, but sometimes our children are picky, which can get tricky in changing a recipe.
Chicken soup is a great one pot meal, packed with natural medicinal properties!
Fab for the common cold, sore throat, or for a cold fall day!
Mom Who Knows Fab Chicken Soup
*1 cup of diced Organic carrots
*1 cup of diced Organic celery
*2 cup of diced Organic butternut squash
*1 large sweet Organic onion peeled & left whole
*1 cup of Organic parsley chopped
*1 small box of Organic baby spinach
*3 boxes of Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
*1 slice of a parmesan rind, or a 3″ chunk of fresh Parmesan cheese
*2 tbs. of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*2 Organic Free Range chicken breasts with the skin on
*1 box of Alphabet or Star small pasta
1.) In a large pot on medium heat, add olive oil & heat for 2 minutes.
2.) Add the whole onion in the center of the pot, along with the two chicken breasts (skin side down) on either side of the onion.
3.) Slightly brown for 3-5 minutes, then turn the onion & chicken breasts for another 3-5 minutes.
4.) Next add the carrots, celery, butternut squash, parmesan rind, & chicken broth.
5.) Let it come to a boil, then lower the heat slightly & boil for 20 minutes.
6.) Add the spinach & parsley, then cook for another 5 minutes.
7.) Remove pot from the heat, remove the onion & parmesan rind, & discard. (If you used the 3″ inch chuck, it should have melted into the soup.)
8.) Afterwards remove the chicken breasts & set onto a cutting board to cool.
9.) In a Cuinisart or blender, ladle 4 cups of soup, liquefy, then add back to the pot & stir.
10.) Remove the skin & bones from the chicken, and shred the meat, then add back to the pot & stir.
11.) Cook the pasta according to the box directions, and store in an airtight container.
12.) Measure a 1/4 cup of star pasta in each child’s bowl, & a 1/2 cup for each adult. Then ladle soup into each bowl, & enjoy!
I have found that by removing the onion, most children WILL eat this fab soup, because it has flavor!
The butternut squash adds a natural sweetness, along with the carrots.
Parmesan cheese gives the soup a great taste, & the star/alphabet pasta is more appealing to children I have found!
By puréeing a few cups of the soup, it gives a heartier consistency, & great color.
Enjoy another fab recipe!
Take it from a Mom Who made a double recipe, one for tonight, & the other is frozen in small containers for future meals!