Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mama's 'Make Me Feel Better' Soup

We have had the stomach flu at our house for the past 2 weeks.  First one member got it, then another as the first healed, then the third.  I was able to skirt it so far by taking the homeopathic remedy for flu 'Inflluenzinum'.  Each time my boys were able to stomach anything, I made this soup (at their request).  Somehow, chicken noodle soup really does fix the sickest child!

Make Me Feel Better Soup

I list only general amounts of ingredients, as this soup is really a 'whatcha got in the pantry' sort of soup.

Over medium heat, saute a chopped onion in butter (or olive oil).  Add chopped celery and carrot, potato, parsnips, etc.  When onion is translucent, add chopped or ground chicken.  When the chicken is cooked, add stock or water to desired level.  

I wanted to make quite a bit of soup, so I added about 6 cups of water.  I added dried basil as well, and salt and pepper to taste.  Turn up the heat and bring to a boil.  When boiling, add noodles of your choice.  I added plain ramen noodles.  When the noodles are cooked, the soup is done.  

Bring to your patient with loving patience, then go take a few moments for yourself - it might be a long night!


Dogwood said...

Oh, how I love that soup. I espcially love making soup with lots of good veggies and a few spices. Warms the tummy and heart.

Sweet thoughts to you.

Jill said...

Thanks, Cory! I just love how this soup smells while cooking. It cures all of my own ills every time!

Angela said...

Hi Jill- Sorry you've all been sick. I can't wait to try this soup. When we think we're getting sick, we head straight to the deli for chicken matzo ball soup and it almost always heads it off.

I gave you a blog award today:

Barbara Bechtel said...

it never occurred to me to use ground chicken instead of chicken meat in chicken noodle soup! it's the little tips that are fun....i'll have to remember that....