Monday, October 10, 2016

Musing #40--Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Like I mentioned on facebook (I try to keep you updated on there if I can't get to the blog), Chip got really sick. It started on Saturday and progressively got worse until yesterday she was spiking fevers around 104 and we were trying to keep it from rising. She was a sick little chicklet.

Chip asks for chicken noodle soup regularly, it is her favorite. And yesterday definitely warranted some. I like this recipe that I found on pinterest, but I modify it a titch to fit our tastes. (My version below)

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

3 chicken breasts
5 cups chicken broth/stock
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup evaporated milk
8 oz homestyle dry egg noodles
garlic salt to taste 
1T parsley to taste 
1t oregano 
pepper to taste

In a slow cooker combine chicken stock, cream of chicken soups, and evaporated milk. Whisk. Add chicken, vegetables, and spices. Cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. 
Shred chicken.
Add noodles, cover, and turn slower cooker to high. Cook on high for 1 more hour. 
Serve with bread or crackers.

There is something so healing about homemade chicken noodle soup. I don't know what it is. But it boosted all of us. Husband had I think four bowls full...he hasn't eaten that much in a long time. Maybe it's not just for physical ailments. It's probably not called comfort food just for your body. It comforts the soul too. (Ok, I did roll my eyes a bit at my last statement there...even if there is truth to it, that was massively cheesy.)

Enjoy some homemade (SUPER EASY AND DELICIOUS) chicken noodle soup. And stay healthy! Being sick is the pits.

Chip is better this morning. Bummed to miss school. But the fever is gone. I think the soup is magical or something...if not...well it was delicious anyway.

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