My First Good HomeMade Chicken Soup!
I have to start this lens off by saying that I looooove cooking. I have a few good cookbooks that I've collected over the years and I make lots of recipes out of them with a good success rate. I often make things like pastas or stirfries without recipes, but one thing I don't usually make are soups. There's a reason for this. About a year ago I did try doing a homemade soup once and it was a disaster.
I tried to make one of those soups that has lots of dried beans in it - you know the kind that come in a bag and have about 10 different types of beans and peas, and I put way too much stuff in it.
Well that all changed with this recipe I randomly threw together! I knew I wanted lots of chicken, a bit of italian sausage, and a variety of veggies so I kind of just went along with things and bought whatever vegetables I felt like on a whim at the grocery store. Well it turned out wonderfully and now I want to share it. Please keep in mind that amounts are just estimates as I really didn't measure anything.
Some Great Cookbooks You Will Love
Here are some awesome cookbooks and recipe books I love and thought I should share with you. Each one has some favourite recipes - either from myself or from close family members.
Does a Rachel Ray cookbook really need any explaining?
This is a collection of favourites from the Cordon Bleu series of magazines!
For the hungry student - some of these recipes have lamb in them if you like that but if you don't (like me) there are plenty of great recipes to choose from!
Prep Time: 30
Total Time: 60
- 3 liters of water
- 3 vegetable boullion cubes
- 4 chicken thighs - diced
- 1 hot italian sausage
- 1 handful of beans
- 1 celery heart
- 1/2 onion - thinly sliced
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 2 small red potatoes
- 2 small carrots
- 3 cloves garlic
- Few dashes of "italian seasoning" by ClubHouse
- Okay this recipe is very easy to make for a delicious home made chicken and sausage soup. I started off by boiling about an inch of water in a large soup pot and adding one of the boullion cubes. I threw in the Italian sausage whole while it was heating up. I went about chopping the vegetables (starting from the hardest ones and working my way to softer veggies). As I got finished with a vegetable, I threw it in the pot to start boiling. About halfway through I diced up the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces.
- When all my vegetables were done being chopped and tossed into the soup pot, I added the remainder of the water and the rest of the vegetable stock cubes. I found the sausage was done cooking through by this point so I pulled it out and diced it up into slices about half an inch long then tossed this back in the pot.
- In the end, I realized I had forgotten my spices so I shook a few dashes of my favourite ClubHouse spice mix - good old generic "Italian Seasoning".
- Let this continue to boil on low heat for another 30 minutes or so for all the flavours to mix up nicely and serve!
mmm... Delicious Seasoning Mixes
Save the work of chopping up and mixing your own seasonings and herbs. These companies make delicious pre-made mixes for you to use just like I do!
Recipe Books Help You Keep Track Of Your Favorite Recipes!
Everyone often wonders how to keep track of all the great recipes you find online. Well just today I discovered there are these awesome recipe books. Some of them are ring bound style but others are like a pocket book. Why not print off this delicious chicken soup recipe to save in one of these great recipe books???
CR Gibson Pocket Page Recipe Book
Create Your Own Collected Recipes Cookbook - Brown & Copper
Recipe Keeper [Ring-bound]
CR Gibson Pocket Page Recipe Book, A La Carte Design
Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal [Diary]
CR. Gibson Deluxe Kitchen Recipe Binder in your choice of color
I'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions to make it even better!