Head Cold

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by eastshores, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. eastshores


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    I Just Like Food
    Started thinking my throat was getting sore last night.. sure enough in time for the weekend got a head cold going.

    So.. I figured this called for chicken soup. I've made chicken soup many times, and many ways. Thought I would throw out what I'm doing this time and see what others favorites are for this classic comfort food.

    I am taking the approach of basically creating a chicken stock. I selected leg quarters, as they contain quite a bit of meat and are for some reason extremely affordable (I suppose a byproduct of all white breast and tenders).

    I removed the majority of the skin, leaving behind enough to flavor some. I put together a very simple bouquet garni with thyme and rosemary. I also have white and black peppercorns and some coriander seeds in little tea holder. I added some red onion skins to give it a little color, and seasoned with a bit of salt.

    For veges, I chopped 1/2 a red onion, 1 large elephant garlic clove, a bunch of green onions, 1 poblano pepper, several stalks of celery, carrots, and I have kale to add in.

    The noodles are fine cut egg noodles. Should get me through the weekend and hopefully let me bounce back :bounce:

    What's your favorite rendition of chicken noodle (or not) soup?
  2. oregonyeti


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    I like red and yellow bell pepper in it.