On a cold lazy day when im feeling woozy and need a pick-me-uper, the best thing to have is homemade chicken noodle soup. And i mean literally. There is nothing better than fresh pasta and stock. I even like to steal fresh lemons,herbs, and bay leaves from my mother in law's garden! (shh.)
And even though it is probably not wise to spend all day making everything from scratch, especially when your sick, it is well worth it! My husband doesn't even seem to mind that Im passing the cold on to him, because its that good!
This recipe doesn't have any crazy tricks or specialty ingredients, its just simply Fresh and home-made. That is what makes it so good. For my stock I used leftover Pre-Roasted Turkey Carcass from Thanksgiving that i froze, along with some other yummy freezer goodies like giblets, hearts and necks from other chickens. Now is the time to clean out your fridge of leftover veggies too. I like to use chicken quarters for the soup instead of scraping off cooked chicken meat from the carcass after you make the stock. Because A)its better and B) why waste even more time picking it out of the stock. Just buy a whole chicken, save the legs, and use the raw carcass for the stock! Plus you get to practice your knife skills like a nerd. —Danielle Prewett