The cold is in full swing.  Time to bring out the heavy guns – Chicken Soup.

I didn’t have a whole chicken, but I did have two chicken breasts and a couple of quarts of broth.  And a bunch of other good stuff…

  • Onions
  • LOTS of Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Andouille Sausage
  • Peas
  • Diced Tomatoes with chiles
  • Small Red Beans
  • Extra-Wide Egg Noodles
  • Green Beans

I started of by cooking the onions and garlic, added the celery and carrots, added the chicken, and then the andouille.  When it looked like it was getting cooked, I added the broth, diced tomatoes, and beans.  It came to a boil and I then let it simmer.  I stirred in the peas and green beans.

I cooked the noodles on the side because I didn’t want to thicken the soup very much.  Often, I will cook them right in the broth.

I added a bit of salt and pepper, and that was it.

The spicy andouille and the tomatoes with chilis took care of the spices.  I didn’t need to add anything else.

We had the bread Victor baked yesterday and lots of Irish butter.

And Victor baked a Pumpkin Pie.

The cold isn’t any better but I’m feeling pretty good…