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A Snowy Sunday….

19 Dec

It looks like this outside:

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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!

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Canaan Chicken Noodle Soup

Boil your chicken and save the broth.

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Cook your noodles.

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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.

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Add everything else to the broth and simmer on low.

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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!

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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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Soup’s On…

15 Dec

This recipe is perfect for your leftover Christmas ham.  I found ham in our freezer from last year and used it last week to make an easy delicious dinner.  You couldn’t tell that it was almost a year old.  Cooking the soup all day in a crock pot rehydrates the ham.

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This is another dinner that I prepared the night before and just put it in the crock pot before leaving for work.  I came home to a delicious smelling house.  All I had to do was make some Pineapple Corn Muffins and dinner was ready.  I can’t wait to have more leftover ham from Christmas this year so that I can make this again during the winter.

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Lima Bean & Ham Soup

  • 36 oz. Frozen Baby Lima Beans
  • 12 oz. Ham diced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onion Diced
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Evaporated Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Margarine
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  1. Spray Crock Pot with Pam
  2. Layer in crock pot: 1st Onion, 2nd Ham, 3rd Frozen Lima Beans
  3. Pour chicken broth over everything.
  4. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Just before serving stir in evaporated milk and butter.  Add pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with a Pineapple Corn Muffin.
  7. Enjoy!

Pineapple Corn Muffins

  • 1 Box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 8 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple
  1. Mix muffin mix with pineapple.  Do not drain the pineapple.
  2. Spray muffin pan and distribute mix into 12 cups.
  3. Bake for 15-20 min at 400 degF.
  4. Serve warm with a delicious bowl of soup.

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My family came to visit tonight so we have a full house.  I graduate tomorrow with my MBA.  We have a few busy days planned.  I can’t wait to share all of the excitement in the next few days.

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