Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Comfort Food

I've been wanting soup - real soup not from a can - ever since my dear friend ~koritzee~ brought her mom's chicken soup over this past weekend. We enjoyed a delightful meal together, and the soup was amazing. I don't know the name of it, it had chicken and rice, and lemon in it, and I don't remember what else, but it was awesome. I'd love to have the recipe, I just don't know if I'm allowed - it's probably a family secret...

I haven't had the strength to go to the grocery store to pick up ingredients to make any of my favorite homemade soups (vegetable beef, split pea, corn chowder) so I decided to improvise with ingredients already here today. I started with diced onion sauteed in olive oil, to which I added diced polish sausage. After these sauteed together for a little bit, I added diced carrots and potatoes, and water to cover. While this simmered together I added a bay leaf, some whole peppercorns, thyme, basil, salt, a little freshly ground pepper, and let it get comfy together. After an hour or so I was checking the flavor and decided that it really needed celery, but I didn't have any, so I added a can of cream of celery soup. This all turned into a really yummy soup, everyone enjoyed it, and I have leftovers in the freezer!

I also put the ingredients for an Italian Herb Bread in the bread machine and served that with the soup. What could be better on a cold winter night than homemade soup and fresh, hot, homemade bread? I think this was just what the Dr ordered!



  1. It sounds absolutely yummy and if you get that recipe for the chicken soup...share it with me!

  2. There's nothing quite like home made soup is there? I always think that and freshly made bread are my ultimate in comfort food.

    I've got a lovely recipe for butternut squash and lentil soup I'll have to look out and send you.

    love and hugs xxx

  3. Hi Tapestry:
    There is something so comforting and healing about chicken soup and homemade soup too.
    Soup and bread, I think I could live on that, well maybe some chocolate too :)
    Sending you lots of healing thoughts
    Take care