Ugh...I am sick, sick, sick. Headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, fever, etc. It seemed to come on really quickly yesterday and this morning. It's not completely unexpected, I suppose, since my sleeping schedule was out of whack while I was on vacation, and I always seem to get sick after being on airplanes (something about the recycled air maybe...), combined with being jet-lagged upon returning and the stress of getting ready to move.
Jason's at the grocery store picking up ingredients to make me some homemade chicken noodle soup. (I'm a pretty lucky girl, huh?)
Here's the recipe we use:
Start with heating just enough olive oil to saute lots of garlic. Garlic can be sliced or whole clove. Add skinless, bone-in chicken breasts and thighs, large, whole sliced sweet onion, sliced carrots (can add now or later, depending on how soft you want them), and water to cover. You can also add thin, leafy celery stalks and fresh parsley. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer until chicken is cooked. Remove layer of scum from surface of pot. Place chicken to cool a bit on a platter. When cool enough to handle, hold chicken with one fork, while deboning with second fork. This will shred the chicken as you remove meat. Put shredded chicken back in soup. If you plan to eat the soup throughout the week, cook a separate pot of pasta, and add as needed before warming each batch of soup. Otherwise, the pasta soaks up the broth and becomes too soggy. Ladle into bowls and top with freshly grated parmesan.
I hope all of you are having a good weekend and feeling a bit better than I am!