Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day Chicken Soup

My wife Susan and I woke up this morning to 2" of snow and ice outside.  We were going to be stuck inside for the day so, Susan decided a hot bowl of soup would be nice.  Susan had boiled a whole chicken and some chicken breasts a few days ago to make the broth in preparation for this soup.  Max would like to have some chicken soup too!

Max checks out the snow
Max and Susan at the mailbox
Max and Susan taking a short walk 
Max and Susan headed back home
Max checks out the snow again
Max's feet on the icy snow
The ingredients for Mexican chicken soup include; 1 whole chicken, 2 large bone-in chicken breasts, 4 large carrots in large chucks, 4 ribs of celery in large chunks, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 large onion diced, 1 10oz can of Rotele, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of coriander, fresh cilantro, fresh avocado, fresh lime, 1 large jalapeno pepper, 1 14oz bag of short grain rice, salt and pepper to taste.

Susan skimmed off the fat from the broth
The broth heats up
Some of the ingredients
The ingredients simmer
The soup is ready to eat
Chicken soup served in a bowl
Coronas - it is a snow day after all! 
So, if any of you are snowed in too, enjoy the day - Carpe Diem!!