This recipe was inspired by the greatest chef I know, my mother. It's simple yet scrumptious. Soup soothes the soul on a cold day, we love soup! Soups can be difficult for young children not only because of the broth but because of all the varying textures. However, I am happy to report both my epicuties loved this simple soup, even the texture adverse Little Asher!
-4 medium carrots, finely diced
-4 celery stalks, finely diced
-1/2 to 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced
-2-4 tablespoons olive oil (could use butter instead or half butter, half olive oil)
-1/4 cup flour
-10 1/2 cups chicken stock (more or less depending how much broth you want; I used Knoors chicken stock concentrate and loved it)
-Store cooked Rotisserie chicken, per cooked (this was left over from dinner a few nights before)
-Wheat egg noodles (amount depends on how many noodles you like)
-Salt and Pepper to taste
-Frozen peas (amount it to your liking)
1) Heat oil in large stock pot and add onions, carrots and celery. Sautée until all veggies are soft.
2) Add flour and cook for two more minutes.
3) Gradually add chicken stock until boiling.
4) Add coarsely chopped chicken and uncooked noodles, bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until noodles are cooked to al dente
5) Add salt and pepper to taste.
6) Add frozen peas and cook for 3-5 more minutes.
Serve: We used kitchen scissors to coarsely chop the soup and removed the majority of the broth for Little Asher. We cut the noodles up slightly for little joy but gave her broth!
Yield: oh way too much. Like 10!!!!
Timing: 9 months. Everything was super set and easy to gum with very few teeth, especially if you coarsely chop it.
Difficulty: 3 out of 5; I only give it what high of a rating because the chopping can be time consuming. Minus the chopping this is a one. Tip: chop the day before or earlier in the day when kiddos are sleeping.
Little Joy: Yummy in the Tummy; "mmmm mommy thanks for dinner, I love it" followed by her cheese ball smile.
Little Asher: Yummy in the Tummy; He polished off two bowls, which totally surprised us!!!
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