I say for the “family” because here in the Little Red House – it is about the only meal my whole family loves these days. I should also add my Mom in this. She says it is the best chicken soup she has ever had – and she is 80 years old so she has had a LOT of soup in her lifetime!
I start out with that FABULOUS Chicken Stock that I make HERE.
Ready Set – COOK! (This is one of those recipes that I say ‘some’ and a ‘handful’ in. Just go with it.)
First I prep all my fresh ingredients.
I should note: the Mr. does NOT like onions. SO I have learned to chopped them up VERY small. He does not even know they are in there! Shhhhh!
I add some butter and olive oil to a hot pot.
First I add the onions to get them good and soft.
Then I add the celery for a minute or two, next comes the carrots.
I throw in a heaping TBSP of flour to ‘thicken’ things up a bit.
Next comes that Fabulous Stock! Just pour it ALL in!
Once that is all stirred – its time to add some chopped chicken.
Last I add pasta. Pasta of your choice really. The girls like Orzo. We like a LOT of pasta. I add about two handfulls (maybe 1.5 – 2 Cups).
Then, bring to a low boil and keep stirring so pasta does not stick. Let this go on for about 20-25 mins. I do lower the heat once it ‘boils’.
Salt and Pepper to your liking and PRESTO –
What CUTE dishes!
NOTE: When chopping the veggies – if there are leftovers or unusable pieces- throw these into a Ziploc in the freezer. These are the veggies I use in my Stock!