I woke up on Sunday with a bit of a cold, which seemed very appropriate given that it was November 1st. There was a chill in the air, and after sniffling my way up and down the east side of Manhattan, I buckled down Sunday afternoon to make some chicken noodle soup and lay low. I went a little bit overboard with the soup.
Yep, pretty much made enough soup to last for the next four winters. And this is after I had my bowl that afternoon! I put one big guy and the little guy in the fridge to last me through the week, and the others went right into the freezer. I can only hope they'll be pulled out because I'm being lazy at some point, not because I'm sick again!
I don't know about you, but I like my chicken noodle soup crammed with lots of stuff. Plenty of roasted chicken breast and pasta. I don't like to use actual noodles, because that makes it difficult to eat with a spoon. Instead, I use small pasta, this time I had some mini bowties lying around.
Of course, I also cram veggies in there - carrot, celery, onion, garlic, and even some leftover potato I had lying around. All adds to flavor as well as health benefits!
I can't say I was feeling that much better after making all of this soup, but I do know that it was the perfect lunch today - what a soothing meal to break up an otherwise hectic and sniffly day at the office!