Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Back at it.

I seriously spent all day in bed Saturday. Can't tell you the last time I did that - for real. I have a hard time doing nothing, but seeing as I really can't afford to get sick this time of year, I forced myself to chill ALL day. I didn't leave my bedroom all day but to go to the kitchen. I sure didn't lack any appetite... in fact, I googled up a good chicken noodle soup recipe for the crockpot while in bed. Who knew it was so easy to make? Just never tried, I guess. I didn't have any carrots or celery on hand, which definitely would've added some nice color and oomph, but I had everything else. It was delish. Here's the recipe from memory - didn't write it down, but it's seriously easy. Oh and I halfed it because it was like a huge amount, so this is my halfed version...


2-3 boneless chicken breasts (I just dumped them in frozen)
2 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp salt (or to taste - depends on how salty your broth is)
pepper to taste
1 small onion chopped
1/2 tsp dried basil
(plus carrots and celery chopped up, but I don't remember the amounts since I didn't have these - ha!)
3 oz noodles (I used orzo pasta and it was delish)


Dump everything into the crockpot except for the noodles. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Shred the chicken and add the noodles - continue to cook for another 1/2 hr to an hour depending on how long your noodles take (obviously the orzo doesn't take long - I was hungry and didn't want to wait). Serve it up and enjoy!

Soooo good. And super fab on my sore throat that day. And even better on the next day. So now I'm like all about finding more fab soup recipes for the crockpot. Our crockpot gets lots of use this time of year since I don't have the time (or energy) to cook much.

Yes, so a big bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup and a Buffy marathon all day Saturday seemed to do the trick. Feeling much much better now... still draining some of the gunk out, but I feel a ton better. And now I'm back on a Buffy high - I haven't watched my DVD's in forever and everytime I do I like have to watch the whole series. For all you vampire lovin' freaks out there, I have to say Buffy STILL takes the cake over Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, what have you... Those are all great too - I know. But Buffy is just freaking hilarious. It's the only one that's like a true horror-comedy. And Joss Whedon is brilliant. I think the only show since Buffy that I can honestly say is neck-and-neck for my #1 favorite show of all time would have to be Glee. Can't wait for it to come back in April! And apparently Joss Whedon is directing one of the spring episodes... can it get any more brilliant?! So excited.

OK I've got to go curl my hairs and bust out of here... hope you're having a fab week!

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Jill said...

Thanks for the recipe! It's bookmarked and I look forward to trying it. I'm all about soups and crock pot recipes 1) because I suck at cooking and the crock pot was made for the cooking challenged, 2) our oven is broken which isn't helping the previously mentioned cooking challenges I face, and 3) this weather just calls for soups and stews. Keep 'em coming! Glad you are on the mend.

Sarah said...

Love Buffy!