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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Have a cold = Make Chicken Soup

Today, I'm still feeling awful and Hazel is starting to get better, but still seems a bit off. We decided to make some soup. I bought for her a vegetable chopper and cutting board from Bella Luna which we got yesterday. This is similar to what they use at Cape Ann Waldorf School in the nursery classroom on soup day. Hazel has been asking to help with chopping vegetables when I am making dinner, so I figured at least this way it would be fairly safe to have her help.

She loves it though did not enjoy chopping the onion. I tried to warn her about it and not to rub her eyes, but needless to say, her eyes stung. She however did enjoy the carrots, parsnip and zucchini. Then she helped with the sugar snap peas and broth, etc. She however did not want me taking pictures for some reason today.
Our lazy chicken soup recipe:
3 boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
3 carrots chopped
1 large onion chopped
3-4 stalks of celery chopped
1 small zucchini chopped
1 parsnip chopped
1 small head of broccoli chopped
dried oregano
dried basil
1 cup or so sugar snap peas broken in half
1 can of diced tomatos
2 quarts low sodium chicken broth

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for an hour and then turn to low for 5 hours. Then add fresh parsley chopped and some small pasta (we are using alphabet noodles) and cook for 30 minutes or more. I'm hoping the vegetables Hazel chopped cook all right--they were on the large side.

Since we haven't tried it, I can't tell you how it is, but I'm guessing it will be delicious. I bought a nice loaf of bread to go with it for dinner tonight. Hopefully it will help us both feel a bit better.

Hope you are having a good day.

4 comments:

  1. Mmm, your soup sounds lovely! And I love the idea of the vegetable chopper for Hazel - I am adding one to my wish list for Master D :-)

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  2. Your soup sounds great. I agree with Hazel - I hate chopping onions :)

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  3. I love chicken soup like this, I made one last night as well and it always helps to keep the cold bugs away. I love that you added parsnip, I will have to give that a try next time. Love the cutting board and chopper!

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  4. Yum....this recipe sounds so good!! I will have to try this.


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