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Three Nap Soup

Everyone seems to have a cold lately (at least, many people I work with or live with). I need lots and lots of soup. The problem is that I'm normally the only one at home, so I have to make it myself, and I won't eat canned soup because that shit is just nasty. Hence, the invention of

Three Nap Soup
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 oz. wide egg noodles (more or less, I always just dump a bunch out of the improbably-large bag)
1 T. dried parsley
salt
pepper

1. In a very, very large pot (a stock pot if you have one) put about a gallon of water and your one sad little chicken breast. Heat on medium-high. Drink a glass of juice and take a nap. (~30 minutes)
2. Remove chicken breast from liquid. Add bouillon cubes, celery, carrots and onion. Dice or shred chicken and add to pot. Drink a glass of juice and take a nap. (~30 minutes)
3. Add noodles and parsley, salt and pepper. Cover, lower heat. Drink a glass of juice and take a nap. (~30 minutes).

Have some soup. It's good for you.

For the love of my life (who is vegan), I make this tasty variant using the comfort food of my childhood - barley.

Veggie Three Nap Soup
2 oz. pearl barley
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 can crushed tomatoes
5 large mushrooms, sliced
1 can peas
1 can green beans
1 T. dried parsley

1. In very large pot, put 1 quart water, barley, carrots, celery and onion. Heat on medium. Drink a glass of juice and take a nap. (~30 minutes)
2. Add remaining ingredients and lower heat. Drink a glass of juice and take a nap. (~30 minutes)

Have some soup.

Okay, I realize that the veggie version only involves two naps, but you can take another nap after you've eaten your soup.

Bon apetit, and hope you feel better.

Comments

kr8vkat
Jul. 9th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
Ooo, these look yummy!