Feed My Family

I’m thinking of feeding my family a hearty chicken noodle soup as our Christmas dinner.

I’ve got a recipe but it seems to consist solely of chicken, carrots, onions, and noodles.

But I’m open to better suggestions.

13 thoughts on “Feed My Family

  1. How do you feel about chicken and dumplings? I’ve always found that to be a slightly more filling/satisfying option and my mom has an amazing recipe.

  2. I’m with The Shill. Chicken & dumplings is the way to go; kind od soupy, yet more substantial. I’ll send you my recipe too, if you like.

  3. Oh, I forgot. I’ve got an amazing shrimp & corn chowder too, that I am making on Christmas Eve. It’s really easy and delicious, and restaurant-quality impressive.

  4. Chicken soup should always have celery in it. Potatoes are OK. You can also throw in a handful of spinach leaves just before the end of the cooking time, OR add a bit of lemon or lime juice afterwards, OR beat an egg or two with lemon juice and stir it into the soup towards the end of the cooking time. And, of course, you need some spices. I love tarragon or sage (but not both together) with chicken, but for a warmer feel you might want some cumin as well. And if you do the egg and lemon thing, use some thyme. Just be sure to brown the chicken first, maybe together with a bit of the onion minced up.

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, corn chowder. You CANNOT go wrong with corn chowder (unless the cream base is curdled in which case you can go wrong, but one CAN avoid that, but it would have been nice if they had avoided before 8 people came over to eat). Good corn chowder is amazing. The shrimp addition sounds wonderful as well.

  6. I tend to make my chicken noodle soup with udon noodles and so many vegetables it tries to stand up on its own.A very hearty, yet strangely difficult to spoon recipie. I’ve never really typed it, though, as I’m the kind of cook who wanders around her kitchen tossing things into pots and seeing what comes out.I am also fully convinced that soup is genetic, since everything I make comes out tasting like something one of my relatives fed me, even when I had no idea what they made, or what I threw in it. *nods*

  7. Oh! And I move that the shrimp and corn chowder recipie be posted, as I personally have recently discovered that I love corn chowder! And quick/easy/restaurant-quality-good is the trfecta of holiday yum. *smiles winsomely at Pegg* You know you want to…

  8. Beef stew, just to live up to my name and be a contrarian. I’m sending this super-secret recipe to you, B., but if this shows up anywhere on the Internetsss I’ll promptly be sending you lawyer-authored copyright infringement letters, especially since it is such a hit with all the single ladies who don’t yet know what they’re missing until they try me… I mean it. :)

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