Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Silly Simple Chicken Noodle Soup

Wow, there are thousands of chicken noodle soup recipes out if you stumbled across mine, be warned. I'm slightly crazy and my main reason for blogging about recipes is to keep track of what my family loves...and they loved this soup!!! Now I can refer back to the recipe next time. Yay!

This recipe can be used by canners and non-canners alike, however, if you are a canner like me, you will feel especially giddy about how easy it was to make, because: WE ROCK! A can of this and a can of that and poof! you have dinner. Thanks to your hours of previous labor in the kitchen you can whip up a batch of this soup when you are feeling yucky and your family will happily eat the whole pot.

Silly Simple Chicken Noodle Soup (this recipe was to feed 2 adults, 2 teens, 2 pre teens & 2 littles)

1 stick of butter
2 onions, chopped. (or use dehydrated)
4 stalks of celery, chopped. (or use dehydrated)
-melt butter in pan, cook onion and celery for 5 min-
2 quarts canned chicken stock
1 quart canned veggie stock
-add stock-
4 stalks of carrots, chopped. (or use a pint canned or dehydrated)
1 quart jar of stewing hen, remove bones and skin, put 1/2 of the gelatin in the soup. (Obviously you can use other forms of chicken meat, I canned mine with it's bone in, I can fit one scrawny stewing hen into one wide-mouth quart jar with her bones in. I'll guess it was about 2 cups of cooked meat.)
-add carrots and chicken-
1 T oregano
1 T basil
Salt and pepper (you have to taste this, some stocks/broth are already well salted, some are not)
-let the pot simmer 10-20 minutes, then turn up heat for the noodles-
2 cups noodles, I used the twirly colored kind, not sure of the name.
-cook 'till the noodles are just done (they'll keep cooking in the hot broth) turn off heat, serve to sick and/or hungry people-

I literally had to ration the kids to 2 bowls each, all 6 of them liked it. The only one who rejected my food was hubby, but he was very sick yesterday, he's trying to recover and wasn't hungry. Now to keep the hordes off the pot to be sure he has enough to eat later.

Home canned chicken stock (the one in the middle simmered overnight, thus the dark color and better flavor) and a stewing hen on the right.

Soup before the herbs and noodles.
Pretty, hearty, yummy.


by the creekside said...

I NEED/MUST do some canning with you this summer.

AKmamaOf6 said...

Yes! That would be fun. Decide what you want to can first then bring it up here to do. Do you have a Ball Blue Book yet? You need that first and it has recipes and all the veggies that you can can.