Thursday, December 06, 2007

Soooup of the Eeeevening

Beauuutiful sooooup!

(and biscuits too)

I made a delicious smelling soup for dinner tonight. I hope it tastes as good as it has been smelling.

I took out frozen chicken pieces from our freezer at ten this morning. Then I let them thaw a little while I finely chopped onions, peeled potatoes, and carrots. At eleven, I put the chicken into a large soup pot and turned the heat on. I poured a wee bit of oil in to keep the chicken from sticking too much. After all sides were nicely cooked (the inside was still pink, however) I turned the heat off.

Then I pulled out a glass measuring cup, the kind that measures two cups at once and all in-between on the sides, except I think this one only holds one cup. Oh yes, it is called a liquid measuring cup. But I put flour in it first. Then I slowly dribbled a little water in and stirred it. I continued to do so, adding only a little water at a time. Soon I had a thick sauce. I poured this over my chicken in the pot.

Next, I sprinkled in a lot of different spices and seasonings: Bell's seasoning, parsley flakes, dried basil, dried oregano, a pinch of ground pepper, and some garlic powder. Then I threw in the vegetables I had cut up previously. I filled my liquid measuring cup up with hot water and slowly added it to the pot while stirring the mixture inside. I continued to add water until I thought the soup was high enough and soup-like enough.

It has been simmering on and off all afternoon.
I will be serving it soon with biscuits.


Homemanager said...

The soup sounds delicious! I hope you will make us a pot over Christmas break. :-)

Elly said...

"Beautiful soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful soup!
Beau-ootiful Soo-oop!
Beau-ootiful Soo-oop!
Soo-oop of a the e-e-evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!"

by Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland.

Faith said...

Yummy....we love chicken veggie soup. But what is even easier is open up a can of cream of chicken soup to go with your is sooo yummy! and you can add celery, peas or green beans later in the day, like about 25 min. before serving. enjoy!

Melanie said...

It was delicious!!

Homemanager said...

I happen to know she is an excellent cook...hopefully she will have enough time to really treat you! :-)

~Lauraborialice said...

That sounds good!! :-D Well, I hope you do well on your midterms..