What's the weather like where you live? Here, in the last week, we've had 3 days of snow, 1 day of 60 degrees and sunny and then snow again this morning. What is that about? Portland is bipolar.
In times such as these, I guess we need comfort food. To me, nothing says that better than chicken noodle soup. I love this recipe because the lemon is a surprising addition and totally makes this a vibrant soup as opposed to boring.
Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup
Adapted from Giada De Laurentis
6 c chicken broth
1/3 c fresh lemon juice
1 bay leaf
2 carrots, diced
1 rib of celery, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 c broken spaghetti or noodles
2 c chicken, cooked and diced
1 c Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c fresh parsley, diced
Heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and when warm, add onion, celery, and carrots. When tender, about 5 or so minutes later, add the rest of the ingredients except the chicken. Cook until the pasta is done and then add chicken. Cook until warmed through. Remove the bay leaf and add parsley and cheese. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty warm bread.