Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Hand

I like to have homemade chicken noodle soup "on hand."
When the unexpected arises, sometimes the offer of soup can make all the difference. Want my secret to always being ready? Keep these 4 items in your freezer: Mrs. Grass' Hearty Chicken Soup Mix, individually frozen chicken breasts, Raemes frozen home style egg noodles, and a bag of Grands frozen biscuits. Put a pot of water (about 8 cups) on the stove, pour in the soup mix, drop in 4 frozen chicken breasts and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer an hour or so. The last 15 minutes, pour the bag of noodles into the soup, use 2 forks to shred the chicken breasts and bake the biscuits in the oven (per bag instructions). Voila...instant dinner.


MmeBenaut said...

I adore the photo Anne and the recipe is good too, apart from the biscuits which I don't think we get here. If you can believe it, I've never made chicken soup - I make minestrone and a hearty beef and barley (& split peas) and vegetable soup in the winter.

I'm going to try this - a packet of soup mix with some chicken pieces and the noodles and see what happens. I'll let you know!

It's been a bit of a culture shock to be cooking again after 7 weeks off duty!!

Anne Reeves said...

Oh good, do try it! Any big soup mix packet should do. The photo is of a flowering kale. Enjoy!

kerrie said...

Thanks for the idea! After reading I realized I had all the ingredients and it was a great dinner after a trip to Greenfield Village for an Indian Summer Carousel ride in Michigan.

Anne Reeves said...

My pleasure, Kerrie! Glad it hit the spot.