Something I try really hard to do is include others. I have friends of every age, in different states and I love introducing them to each other. The more the merrier in my opinion!
I want everyone to feel welcome when they come to our home. That combined with wanting to create more video content led me to this idea: You CAN Sit with Us. A family vlog! I have really good intentions of creating videos each week (or every other) Some of our best family time is spent around the table and in our kitchen. We want to invite you to come and sit with us!
Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup
I’ve been making a traditional chicken noodle soup for years! I decided to try adding some fresh lemon juice and zest to my soup and it turned out incredible!
Honestly I don’t follow recipes and make up 95% of the things I cook. I guess I can thank my mom and Food Network for that. I’ve passed my love of creating recipes onto my girls. They each love to cook and help in the kitchen coming up with recipes of their own. As much as I dread the added mess to clean up, I realize it’s how I learned from my mom and something I want to share with them.
Make this tonight for your family. It’s seriously the easiest and most healthy chicken noodle soup!
3 32 oz cartons’s of organic chicken stock (buy in bulk at Costco)
1 traditional rotisserie chicken ( I only use the white meat), chopped or shredded.
6 stalks of celery
about 2 cups of chopped carrot
1 large white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 dry bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper ( you can use less, I just love pepper)
About 1/3 cup of chopped fresh parsley
Half bag (about 3 cups) of egg noodles ( I prefer the egg noodles without yolk)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Heat soup pot on medium heat and add your onion, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, thyme. Cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring. Once the onions are soft add your chicken stock. Next add carrots and celery and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil turn it down to LOW and simmer for 35-40 mins. Next add chopped chicken, lemon juice, lemon zest. Cook on low for an additional 15 minutes.
10 minutes before serving add your noodles and parsley. Cook until noodles are soft (takes about 10 minutes).
Add a little fresh parsley and a pinch of lemon zest to the top of each bowl and you’re ready to eat!