October 19, 2008

Deena's Homemade Chicken Soup

  1. Buy a roasted deli chicken for dinner at 8pm on Thursday night on the way home from basketball practice. Pull all the meat off the chicken and put it on a plate so the kids can eat the tater tots instead.
  2. Put the meat back in the deli container with the bones (because the deli containter has a cover and the plate does not). Refrigerate.
  3. On Sunday when there is still an entire chicken in the back of the fridge, dump it into a big pot and cover with water. Simmer while you go to the store for onions, carrots, celery, and egg noodles.
  4. Remove chicken pot from stove and dump into the spaghetti strainer placed over a popcorn bowl. Pick out the chicken, toss the bones, put the broth (already seasoned...) back into the pot. Pay the kids to cut up the celery, carrots, and onion while they whine about it. Add to pot.
  5. Simmer while you finish the laundry, bathrooms, dishes, vaccuming, and dusting, about 2 hours.
  6. Call the family to eat. Add the egg noodles and boil for 15 minutes or until the kids show up and tell you they are not hungry right now.
  7. Simmer two more hours and serve with bread and butter.

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