Wow! I guess I haven’t blogged for a while! This isn’t going to be anything exciting, but I thought I would share anyway. Did you know that I have never made homemade chicken noodle soup? Until today, that is. Last week I found some chicken on a really great sale. I cooked it in my crockpot.
While I have cooked a whole chicken before, I have never saved the broth. I try to be a frugal person, and I thought “You know, that is really wasteful! Especially when I buy canned broth for soup making.” I researched on the internet and finally settled on cooking my chicken with an orange to make more flavorful broth.
After de-boning my chicken, I threw the bones back in the crockpot with some water and a splash of vinegar and cooked them overnight. In the morning my house smelled disgusting! Not to be deterred, I skimmed the broth and separated it into canning jars.
I have been wanting to make chicken noodle soup, but I couldn’t find the right recipe. Today it is raining and cold – not supposed to be above 65 all week! Chicken soup sounded perfect, so I finally settled on this recipe.
I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m saving a lot of money by buying whole chickens as opposed to boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s a bonus that Ben really likes dark meat. I’m wondering…why didn’t I try this before?
Do you have a favorite soup recipe? I’d love to try it! Leave it in a comment, or give me link!