Saturday, November 8, 2008

major breakthrough today:

First dinner from scratch with no recipe.

Good for two reasons:

1) it tasted great!
2) it was soup!

Now I have to post the method to my madness or else I'm afraid I might not be able to replicate it!

I started with organic chicken stock -- the biggest plastic carton they have. My pot was filled about halfway. Trimmed, browned and shredded a package of boneless/skinless chicken thighs, chopped carrots, celery, a whole onion, and added a drained can of stewed tomatoes. Oh, and you know those little plastic cartons of locally grown herbs? I chopped up a carton of basil (removed stems) and put the ENTIRE carton in my soup -- probably about a cup and a half! I boiled this mix and added a little cilantro powder, a bit more garlic powder, and sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste. That simmered for about twenty minutes and then I brought it up to a boil again and added half a bag of egg noodles for five minutes before I brought it back down to a simmer and served a few minutes later. We have been heating it up watching football all day today!

This gives me hope that I may be a little bit more than an average chemist in the kitchen!

Yes, I realize I'm basically setting myself up for failure, but at least you will enjoy reading about my mishaps in upcoming posts!


  1. You've got it! That's the basics of my chicken soup with no recipe!

  2. Sounds good. Soups are great. Sister #1 and I made a great pumpkin soup. It's from Hungry Girl Cookbook. It was great and lowfat.


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