Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sorry, no food in the house.

I've been sick lately. It's not influenza, but it's a nasty upper respiratory thing that's just knocked me out cold. I haven't been eating, so I haven't been thinking about posting a recipe, either. My only "meals" have been chicken soup, crackers, and scrambled eggs. I haven't even been drinking coffee.

Yes, it's that serious.

So instead of leaving you with nothing, I'll leave you with an old favorite comfort food: Chicken soup.

Chicken Soup with Rice
It's the ultimate comfort food; keep chicken stock and chicken scraps in the freezer for soups or stews, and it'll be easy to put together a soup when you're not feeling well. Here are the ingredients that went into mine.

6 cups chicken stock
2 cups chicken scraps (from freezer, labelled "chicken for soup")
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup red pepper and yellow pepper, also from the freezer: last summer's garden yield
1/4 cup frozen corn
1 potato, diced
1 carrot, diced (bunnies enjoyed the leftover peelings)
1 stalk of celery, diced (see above: bunnies handled the ends)

The entire mix simmers in the crockpot most of the day while I rest and heal. About 4:00, I add 1/2 cup wild rice and 1/2 cup barley.

By the way - "eating the opponent" takes Green Bay to Minnesota. We're considering, in honor of Brett Favre, serving turnovers for breakfast.

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Anonymous Jen on the Edge said...

We had the nasty cold stuff here last week and I made some tasty soup using chicken, broth, and other things I had in the freezer. Yum.

Hope you feel better soon.

11/16/2010 7:45 PM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Mr. T was home 2 days this week sick with the crud going around. It is soup weather.

11/17/2010 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the "turnovers for breakfast" idea. We might do it at our house, too, in honor of Grandpa Brett.

11/17/2010 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forget the germ infested classroom you are in. Is there anything you escape?

11/18/2010 8:55 AM  

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