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New Week, New Start…

9 Jan

Dear friends,

I haven’t forgotten about the blog.  It has been a busy week in the Shony house.  I wanted to start the first full week of 2011 off healthy but that didn’t happen.  We ate out a few times and the one meal I did make wasn’t blog worthy.

Today is a new day and a new week, hopefully it will start off on the right path.  I have already done my grocery shopping and hope to have a few recipes to share with you this week.  Tony goes back into a clinic setting for the next few months so that means no more overnight shift at the hospital which both Crosby and I don’t like!

I am a planner so I thought I would start sharing with you my goals for this week.

Goals for the week:

  • Run 3 times
  • Do the 30 Day Shred video 2-3 times
  • Apply for 3 jobs
  • Put away the Christmas decorations
  • Cook 3-4 healthy meals

We are expecting a few inches of snow tonight.  Cross your fingers and hope that the meteorologists are correct!

See you tonight with a recreation of Tony’s favorite Cincinnati meal.



A Snowy Sunday….

19 Dec

It looks like this outside:


No, this is not South Carolina snow.  Tony and I left Greenville yesterday and headed to West Virginia with my family.  We are spending the weekend with them at their cabin in Canaan Valley, WV.  It looked like a winter wonderland here today.  My brothers and Dad went skiing this morning while Tony, Mom & I relaxed in the house.  Crosby enjoys the snow too but doesn’t last too long in the cold!


There were flurries coming down all day!  It is so beautiful outside.



I had fun trying to figure out how to take good pictures of the snow!


Yes, those are rain boots and not snow boots.  They worked fine to just take a short walk.


While the guys were out skiing we stayed nice and warm inside.


And then we started cooking.  My mom always makes Chicken Noodle Soup when we are here.  I helped her get a pot started to let cook all afternoon.  It was the perfect dinner for a cold, snowy Sunday.


This soup is light on the chicken and heavy on the noodles.


Canaan Chicken Noodle Soup

Boil your chicken and save the broth.


Cook your noodles.



This is what the Chicken Base looks like.  If you can’t find it, you can use extra bouillon cubes but don’t add as much salt to the soup.


Add everything else to the broth and simmer on low.


Canaan Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.  Season the water with a little salt and pepper.  Add chicken and boil for 30 minutes or until cooked fully.
  2. Once cooked, remove the chicken and let cool.  Strain the remaining water and put it back in the original pot.  Cook on low.
  3. Shred the chicken.
  4. Add the shredded chicken, carrots, bouillon and chicken base to the remaining broth.  Keep the burner on low.
  5. While you are preparing the chicken, in a separate pot bring 8 quarts of water to a boil.  Add the frozen noodles and bring back to a boil for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the noodles are done, strain them and add to the chicken broth pot.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. If it seems like there isn’t enough broth, add some water to the broth.  If you want more flavor you can add bouillon or chicken base.
  9. Simmer on low for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  10. Enjoy!


I had my soup over a bed of spinach and it was great.  You can always add more chicken base, bouillon and water to make the soup less noodle-y because the noodles soak up the broth.

We didn’t add all of the chicken and saved it to make my grandma’s version of Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets.  I will be posting that recipe tomorrow.

What is your favorite cold weather soup?

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