There’s something about a hot bowl of soup that just does the body good!

I had half of a chicken in the freezer (no idea what I did with the other half!) but it was just what I needed to make dinner.

This was pretty basic – not a lot of herbs and spices and exotic flavors.  Chicken and a few vegetables – and noodles.  Sometimes, it’s nice for the simple flavors of the foods themselves speak.

Into the pot went a chopped onion and a bit of olive oil.  Then the half chicken and 2 quarts of chicken broth. (A quick soup – not an all-day simmer!)  2 bay leaves and a bit of garlic.

When the chicken was done, I pulled it out to cool and added 3 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, a handful of fresh green beans, and some angel hair pasta I cooked on the side.

I then shredded the chicken, and back it went into the pot and everything was heated through.

A bit of bread on the side and dinner was served.

And there’s pumpkin pie in the ‘fridge…..