Well we just got back from the doctor. Erik must have a major cold, because all signs point to strep (sore throat, fever, etc). But the test came back negative. Now he is missing his a day of school (which he is actually very sad about) and watching cartoons. I hate the start of the school year and all the germs the kids get.
To make him feel better I quickly whipped up a chicken soup recipe that is perfect for fighting the cold.
Chick Soup for a Cold
- 3 cups Zweber Farms Chicken cooked and cut-up
- 1 tablespoon Organic Valley butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups homemade chicken stock
- 2 carrots peeled and sliced in thin rounds
- 2 rib celery thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 6 ounces egg noodles
- salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in large stock pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until just turning brown (you will start to smell it). Add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes until brown.
Add chicken stock, carrots, celery and thyme. Bring to boil.
Add noodles and cook for 6 minutes until noodles are al dente. Taste the soup and adjust the salt and pepper. If you used my homemade chicken stock recipe you will want to add about 1 teaspoon of salt.