My coffee maker broke on Friday morning- I know a bad omen for sure. However, I convinced myself the day would be fabulous and it initially was! I had a wonderful day working out and running around with Amanda. I felt so great after returning home I popped open a cervesa and sat in the back yard to enjoy the evening with my wonderful Husband and dog Bailey. Then, the dog spotted a goose (which there was no way he could ever get to), knocks me off my chair sending my beer flying and my bottom to the ground. Major party foul Bailey. I know you shouldn’t cry over spilled milk but what about spilled beer!? After that, I began to feel under the weather and spent the rest of the weekend sleeping, blowing my nose and eating PB&J sandwiches. To make matters WORSE, I couldn’t talk to my mom (talking to your mom is essential for a “I do not feel good pity party”) She and my Dad were traipsing around France (allow yourself a few seconds to be jealous of them, I sure am).
Back to business. It is now Wednesday and I feel like I am finally coming out of my zombie like snotty state. I feel like a new woman, and it is in part to this FABULOUS and EASY soup (easy is essential when you are a crazy congestion induced overly emotional cough machine).
I patted myself on the back for saving a chicken carcass (I hate the word carcass too, reminds me of vultures- ew!) and ends of lots of onions, carrots and celery. Threw all of that in a large pot, covered it with water, added unpeeled smashed garlic cloves, some herbs, black pepper and salt and magically three hours of simmering later, I had homemade chicken stock to make the perfect chicken soup.
This recipe, for lemon chicken noodle soup, is from a friend of mine over at The GD Kitchen. It is perfect for when you are feeling under the weather, or craving a comforting meal. I had a bunch of vegetables pre-chopped in the freezer because sometimes I buy too much produce or my husband works late and I don’t make dinner because I am lazy and do not want veggies to go to waste. Seriously, you can chop up anything and freeze it – start doing this, you will be glad you did if you end up in a cold coma like I was! I used zucchini, carrots and onions that had been frozen.
Yep, these veggies were frozen!
Check out her site and this recipe you will be so glad you did!
Side note 1: That is my sweet little beer spiller in the background
Side note 2: I plan on making the GD Kitchen’s strawberry basil ice cream to go with these strawberry basil martinis
Side note 3: I think I like adding side notes too much!