Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul

Nothing like cold/flu season get you in the mood for a great bowl of chicken noodle soup!  It's like a cozy hug but from the inside. Anyone else's families getting hit hard with sickness this "winter"?! Winter.... that is exactly the problem right there. Ohio apparently forgot it was supposed to be winter and kill all the germs. It's 68 degrees one day and then 30 the next. It's the perfect weather for growing diseases. Wash your hands and wear a mask people! I'm kidding about the mask.... sorta.

It's so difficult because I'm torn between having a social life and trying to keep the baby from catching God knows what. The child literally puts everything in her mouth. I'm constantly chasing after her over the dog toys, dog food/ water bowl, the high chair straps at a restaurant, the table at a restaurant, or the shoes by the back door. I think she thinks she's a puppy. She also finds it hilarious to run from me when she knows she has something she shouldn't. Oh boy, do I have my hands full or what?

I personally think for her age this winter and her stage of putting everything in her mouth, I'm surprised we haven't been more sick. *knocks on wood* I'm going to regret saying that. But honestly, other than a whole lot of snotty nose days and an ear infection, we have done pretty good. I'm more of a third time first go around parent, if that makes sense. I'm not a germ freak, probably from working in the ER, but I pretty much only Lysol everything down after she's getting over a cold. Hopefully this works in my favor and gives her a good immune system. We will see...

When we do get sick, there's nothing like having that warm cup of soup to comfort you. I usually wing my recipe when making soup. Sometimes I add different spices if I'm really congested or something, but I'm pretty sure this is one of the best soups I've made in a long time.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Bake chicken breasts for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
  • Dice carrots, celery, and onion.
  • Place vegetables in a pot with a drizzle of oil on medium heat. Season with salt & pepper. 
  • Let vegetables "sweat" for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stirring occasionally.
  • Add water to vegetables and bring to a boil. Then add bouillon cubes to boiling water. 
  • Once chicken is baked. Shred chicken and place into soup. 
  • Bring soup to a boil once more and cook egg noddles according to package instructions. Usually 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers or Italian bread.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (serves 6-8 people)

  • 2-3 baked chicken breasts
  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 1/2 of yellow onion
  • 1/2 bag of egg noodles
  • salt & pepper to taste
I hope everyone is staying healthy out there! If your not, I hope this soup helps you recuperate faster!



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