As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Soup On Tuesday: Week 10

One of the keys to organizing a home is remaining flexible. 

Today the school plans were altered.  Instead of Morning Time and math lessons, there were movies viewed from a make-shift bed on the sofa and a couple of afternoon read alouds. 

Plans for running errands were also changed.  Instead of a trip to the library and a quick stop at the grocery store, we cancelled our hold and asked Dad to pick up a few items at the store on his way home from work. 

The menu plan was changed too.  Instead of  leek and potato soup, a pot of chicken noodle soup simmered on the stovetop.

Yes, there is a sickling in our house today, so this week's Soup On Tuesday is the comforting home remedy, Mom's Chicken Noodle Soup"good for what ails you" as my dad used to say.  

Caveat:  My "recipe" is not really a recipe.  I just make chicken soup on the fly.  So I'll do my best to simply tell you what I do.      

Tonight's soup...

In a large soup pot, I put 3 or 4 boneless chicken breasts (today, I used some chicken tenders that I had in the freezer), add water to cover chicken, then add a 32-ounce box of low sodium chicken broth. 

Next, I add these ingredients to the pot:
one large onion, coarsely chopped 
2 or 3 stalks celery, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
most of a 1-lb. bag of baby carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
a couple of garlic cloves, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
a bay leaf
5 or 6 shakes of poultry seasoning  (or more?)
1 teaspoon thyme 
handful fresh parsley 

I let all that simmer for about an hour.

After that hour, I remove the chicken and cut it into bite-sized chunks.  I also remove the stems of parsley and the bay leaf.

Then I add...
8 ounces of wide egg noodles
more seasoning (a few more shakes of poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon thyme?)
...and simmer for about 20 minutes. 

I add a little chopped parsley when serving. 

Note: As Ron prefers a thicker soup, I often thicken my soup like this.  Make a slurry of a few ounces of water and a heaping tablespoon of flour; stir well.  Immediately pour the slurry into the bubbling soup and stir until thickened.

For other ideas about sick days, click ~here~. 

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Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 1:  The first Soup on Tuesday...Sausage Bean Chowder (recipe ~here~scroll to the bottom of post)
Week 2:  Seafood Chowder
Week 3:  Pizza Soup


  1. So sorry... round and round it goes this time of year. Chicken soup and a bed on the couch makes being sick so much more tolerable. We do the same here, but the remotes in a plastic bag I had never heard of. Brilliant!! Who am I praying for? Don't worry, I've got you ALL covered.. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Sorry someone is sick! I hope they are much improved today!

    Chicken soup is a favorite of mine....I can almost taste yours, it looks so good!

    Are you getting this beautiful almost 70 degree weather today? It's lovely here!


  3. It may have only been a Monday, but it was cold and rainy and I made your Chicken Noodle soup recipe with homemade biscuits and it was delicious! Another wonderful addition to my winter meal rotation. Thank you!


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