Sunday, February 5, 2012
Not Just Any Chicken Soup!
This isn't just Chicken Soup - but delicious homemade chicken soup. Very fresh and very homemade! One that Gram could be proud of; who would have thought that chicken soup could be so delicious. Maybe I was just hungry for it or maybe it's the ingredients put worth. It all started with -
Yep - Chickens! Well not these chickens but two from the chicken yard. Dad called me one day and said he "got rid of a couple hens." Me - "Why?" Dad - "Soup." Then added "they make good soup." LOL The chickens are of a game variety and are lean but they tend to be a bit greasy. They are also fed the best possible feed and aren't chemically treated as you find most poultry you would purchase from the market.
I made my Stock very much as a past posting though I didn't use all the same ingredients. In this pot and using for the first time to try out "natural soup socks" I bought several months ago which I had tossed in a drawer and forgotten. The socks worked great! I used all three socks, two for chickens and remaining for the vege's that consisted of onion, celery, carrots and ginger root. Added fresh herbs of Rosemary and thyme - salt. With the socks you are able to lift the contents straight out and have clear stock or broth.
Next day - I made the soup using half of the stock, diced celery, onion, garlic, carrots, chicken and buckwheat groats for the first time in soup; according to the Wholes Healthiest Food site very good for you too.
I still have 8 cups of stock left and chicken - my mind is busy thinking on to make next~