I am just so over cold weather!

Really.  Over.  It.

And depending upon how Mother Nature decides to play, we may get snow on Friday.  Happy April Fools Day, indeed.

So…  I had a couple of bone-in chicken breasts that would have gone perfectly on the grill tonight – but it was cold outside.  Did I mention how much I am loathing the cold?!?

Chicken soup seemed such a better option, tonight.

I browned the breasts, added 2 quarts of chicken broth and let it all simmer until the chicken was done.

I pulled the chicken out and added a jar of roasted red pepper and artichoke tapinade, a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, some dried tortellini, and a bit of pasta.  I cooked the pasta, added the shredded chicken, and dinner was served.

I also made a small loaf of bread since the dough was in the fridge.

The tapenade really added a fun twist to the soup.  Roasted peppers, artichokes, just a hint of tart from the vinegar.

I’m going to have to remember that one…

And, hopefully, this was the last winter-type meal of the season.