Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chicken Soup In a Blizzard

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outside my front door

We have been held hostage by a blizzard here in New York!  What a mess.  The kids are loving it, they are having a ball in the snow.  However, it's cold, icy, there have been injuries due to the snow and even deaths. Car accidents, sledding accidents, slips and falls, injuries shoveling, heart attacks, and the like.

Cars have been abandoned along the Long Island Expressway and some were stuck in cars along roads for 20 hours with no food, water or bathrooms before being rescued.  Streets are not plowed yet in many areas and some still have no electricity or heat in this frigid cold.

We are ok, although we are not plowed completely yet and we can't go anywhere, we are safe, warm, and have access to food and bathrooms.  And so... what better than to make on a cold winter day after a snowstorm than a big pot of chicken soup.  It hit the spot!

Chicken Soup:

Ingredients:

chicken on the bone
extra virgin olive oil
fresh soup greens (celery, onion, parsley, dill, leek, celery - I chose to leave out the parsnip and turnip.) I also chose not to put in potatoes this time.
garlic
carrots
peas
brown rice


I boiled up the chicken the other day and put the stock in the refrigerator to cool so I could eliminate the fat. I put the chicken in aside separately in the refrigerator to be used later.  Remove fat from stock.  Chop up onions and garlic.  Cook in a small amount of extra virgin oilive oil in a large pot.  Add stock.  Chop up parsley and dill and add to pot.  Wash and chop leek and celery and add to pot.  Peel carrots and wash and cut and add to pot.  Add peas and chicken once carrots are almost cooked.  Keep pot covered at all times simmering on low heat.  Let simmer a few hours.

Cook rice and add to pot.  Let simmer about 5 minutes.  Enjoy!











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