When you're sick there's nothing better than homemade chicken soup! Right?.....right! When I went to the farmers market this past weekend I had it in my head that I would make some chicken soup so I made sure I picked up everything I wanted to throw in the soup. I know it will help me feel better.
I stayed home today b/c I'm sick. I've pretty much vegged all weekend (after my work event on Saturday) and watched Netflix. I finished the Tudors series and I watched a few movies and started a new series "Call the Midwife". It's an interesting show....it surely has some sad and very emotional scenes. I had to get off the couch and do something. I figured the soup wasn't going to make itself so I got to it.
I washed and chopped all the veggies. I also baked the chicken in the oven while I was prepping veggies.
1 Broccoli head
2 green bell peppers
potatoes (from my garden)
reduced sodium chicken broth
red pepper flakes
I peeled and chopped the carrot for the freezer, the extra broccoli head, green beans and the leftover celery. Nothing goes to waste. I figured since I wouldn't use up the leftover veggies right away that the freezer was the best place for them before they spoiled. I put everything in freezer bags and sucked the air out of the bags with a straw. BEST TRICK EVER!!!
I put everything in the crock pot and cooked on high for several hours.
The soup was delicious and it did indeed make me feel a little better.