Chicken and Veggie Soup or maybe Alphabet Soup
It started simply, a little chicken broth, (how to make roasted bone broth) some chopped chicken meat. Added a couple carrots and celery stalks, raided the fridge found the celeriac and threw that in too Discovered a fun soup developing. 🙂 If I had chives, celery seed or cashews Id have added them too. However I decided against the cherries and chocolate (those became dessert to round out the theme)
Today’s soup, brought to you by the letter “c”… 🙂
Todays soup, brought to you by the letter c 🙂
The seasonings came from searching the spice and herb shelf for letter c ingredients- by now the kids were getting into the fun. We decided cumin was a good fit, but cinnamon probably wasnt, clove of garlic was approved. We served it up with a sprig of cilantro and it was delicious (and perhaps just as important- healthy & fun). A much better alternative to commercial alphabet soup and my kids had fun practicing their letters!
I used my Dutch Oven (an anniversary present I helped pick out, and one of my favorites), sauteed the chopped veggies in a couple large tablespoons of coconut oil its health benefits – (see this post for details, I tend to be generous with it). Add chicken broth, chicken and seasonings. Simmer until chicken is cooked if starting from raw or until everything is tender and hot if your chicken is cooked. I believe it only took about 20 minutes, but I tend to wander away and lose track of time 🙂
Add already cooked noodles if youd like.
Top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or a sprig if youre fancier.
Then just to be fun we served it in our Corelle bowls. 🙂
What would you add to your alphabet soup?
Having Difficulty Finding The Perfect Wine? Try These Tips!
Wine can be good with your meal and a sense of relaxation after a long day. No matter your preferences for wine, having an understanding of wine can make drinking it that much more enjoyable. The article that follows will give you get the fascinating wonders of your wines.
Pinot Grigio works great choice for the times you’re eating seafood. This wine will really bring out the flavor of your food. There are many other white wines that are a good match with your seafood. White wine and seafood is a great match.
Store your wine the right way if you wish to preserve its flavor. Temperatures that are either too hot or too cold can alter the taste of your wine’s taste. Keep your wines around fifty-five degrees to get optimal flavor. You can use a special wine refrigerator or put the bottles in a cool basement.
Cheap wine isn’t always as bad as one may think. Try Chilean wines if you’re searching for a good wine at great prices. A lot of their wines have good price. Other countries whose wines are budget friendly are Argentina, South Africa and Argentina.
Don’t shy about joining a discussion forums about wine online. There are some really good forums out there where you can go to have a conversation with other people talk about great wines.
If you’re getting headaches because your drinking wine with every meal, take a break. It is best to only drink moderately.
Do not let the sulfite warnings on the wine labels. All wines are going to contain some sulfites, but only American distributors have to include a warning on the label. While it is true that some may experience an allergic reaction to sulfites, there is no need to worry if this has not been a problem in the past.
Try new things when you are going out to buy wine. You can experience different countries by trying their wines. Ask your wine vendor for a recommendation from a country you’ve always wanted to visit. You may discover a new wine you adore.
Try to have fun with your wine and the various flavors out there. You often will be able to look at all aspects of each wine and its versatility.
Color is not the lightness and heaviness of wine.Red and white wine contain identical amounts of alcohol in them. That being said, white wines tend to be smoother and easier to drink.
Many wines go well with dessert. Dessert wines generally taste sweeter than the wines served with dinner. Port wines are a great category to take advantage of with your desserts and chocolates. They should be served at around 55 degrees.
Swirl the glass lightly and put your nose near the aperture to breathe in the aroma.Take only a modest sip of the drink, taste, then discretely spit the liquid back into the glass.
It’s clear that wine makes every experience or occasion better. If you want to learn how to make the most of wine, you definitely need a certain amount of knowledge. This article has included a lot of advice on getting the most of any wine you purchase.