That was one heck of a head cold!! I am still trying to shake the remains of this nasty cold that hit head on last week...whew! This one seemed to stop me dead in my tracks! Last Saturday I felt the beginnings of a sore throat coming one. I assumed that it was a bout of tonsillitis starting up but alas, it was merely the head cold to end all head colds! I felt like having some homemade soup! Soup sounds easy enough, except I still hadn't replaced the goods lost in the great auxiliary fridge debacle! Yes, that is correct, I still haven't fully recovered from losing auxiliary fridge. Especially on big grocery shop days when I need a spot to chill things before I can cook and bake my way ready for a new week.
But I digress, where was I? Oh right, I had no homemade stock! What I did have though was a turkey carcass in the chest freezer left over from Christmas!!! Along with some salvaged veggies, I had the makings of a homemade stock going on. This really isn't a difficult thing to make. I mean as long as you are home anyways, what bother is it to have a ginormous pot of goodness simmering away on the stove? The basic recipe for a turkey stock can be found here.
Once this luscious pot of goodness is ready, it is just a few more simple steps to make a soup, honest!
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- 1 small onion, sliced thin
- 1 carrot, diced or sliced thin (I sliced some baby carrots)
- 1 stalk celery, sliced
- 1/2 cup corn kernels (I used frozen corn)
- roasted chicken, cooked and diced (I bought a rotisserie chicken from the store and used the dark meat for the soup)
- Gnocchi (I had some in the freezer from my Gnocchi making expedition)
- 4 cups (1 litre) homemade stock (chicken or turkey)
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Once the veggies are about half way cooked and starting to soften, add the stock and bring to a boil to finish cooking the veggies.
Add the gnocchi (mine were still frozen but just toss them in either way) and reduce the heat to a simmer.
Add the chicken and the corn. Simmer until the chicken is heated through.
Taste for seasonings, adjusting if necessary.
This is a very simple, yet tasty soup. Perfect for soothing a sore throat, a head cold, or just for warming up!
Until next time, stay warm and eat well.
|Pepper mill R2 D2 approves this soup!!|