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.
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
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...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