Food for the Soul: Chicken Noodle Soup
PUBLISHED ON: 10.07.2012
Homemade Soup to me is soul satisfying. I crave it. I could probably eat it everyday without complaint. There is a connection to soup that runs deep. You can make soup out of most anything, and that means everyone can eat it, it is not an exclusive meal. The most basic soups can provide comfort and nourishment to our bodies.
There is a conversation about eating soup that takes place at my house year round. There is one side that insists that soup can only be enjoyed during the cooler months. The other side insists that soup is a can be enjoyed any day, anytime. No one in my family wins the argument, we simply move to our respective corners with heels dug in deep.
Since North Florida is experiencing cooler temperatures (not autumn worthy temperatures) I have jumped on my soup making bandwagon…Drum roll, please……to the eye roll of my husband. He does not want soup for dinner, at least not yet. He is waiting for February, when he is cold and soup warms him. Me? I am ready to head out in our perceived cooler temperatures, and get rocking.
I am coming out of the gate with a really simple chicken noodle soup. A few ingredients, a simmer on the stove, and it is ready. If you have homemade chicken stock or want to make the effort, it is worth your time. If not, a good store bought stock will work fine.
Homemade chicken soup is just plain hard to beat.
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
'Tis the season! Since I feel like I'm coming down with a cold even more so. I'm thrilled to see a photo that beautiful photo of you, Velva! You're a lovely young woman 🙂
Yum! I always love soup – and I agree – it can warm your soul. This looks so fresh & delicious!
very simple and healthy option for dinner
I love soup, any time of year. Hot, cold…doesn't matter. I jumped on the bandwagon, too, last week– amidst 80 degree weather. Gotta love a hearty chicken noodle soup. The best!
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
I love soup and your chicken noodle soup looks delicious Velva. Thankfully I have a husband who considers soup a meal and will eat it for dinner. Sam
How yummy and soothing!
A couple weeks ago we woke up to temps barely above freezing (way too cold for KY this time of year). The first thing I thought of when my feet hit the cold floor was making chicken noodle soup, Paula Deen's recipe. It was good, but not my favorite. I bet Ina hits the nail on the head perfectly. This looks gorgeous!
It snowed here this week, so guess what I made? This looks wonderful!
I wish I could prepare such delicious noodles soup. Looks so tempting.Deepa
Nothing better than home-made chicken soup and with the pasta in this, it really is a meal in one. On the menu for the cold that is supposed to arrive for next week. Thanks Diane
this is a beautiful soup full of flavour. Yummy dish indeed!
Mmmmm, delicious. This is definitely food for the soul!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
Chicken Noodle soup has got to be the best soup on earth.
This is right in time for the cooler weather we are having.
Chicken noodle soup is such an amazing staple – it always makes me feel immeasurably better when I'm feeling the least bit under the weather.
I'm of the opinion that soups are perfect year round!
Ozlem's Turkish Table
Dear Velva,Lovely to find your blog – and many thanks for stopping by at mine:) I loved your soup and recipes – I am very much a soup kind of person, and in Turkish cuisine, it is a major staple – they are always welcome : ) Yours is very much heart and soul warming too 🙂 Will give your blog a link and mine and look forward to visiting again.Cheers, Ozlem
My sister is the soup-maker in our family, but I do make it once in a while and always like to have some in the freezer. This looks wonderful, Velva. Chock full of goodies and very comforting.
Oh this sounds so, so good. I have about a million things on my fall \”to make\” list but this one WILL be made
Oh i love the noodles you used for your soup and I am just like you- texas is by no means cold or even cool but we are cooler than normal for now and I am already pulling out all my soup recipes. this chicken noodle looks amazing
Looks good, neat looking pasta too!
we often have the same soup debate. i'm on your side though, soup anytime! this looks wonderful, i love those big fat noodles!
Rosa's Yummy Yums
Soul uplifting and wonderfully comforting!Cheers,Rosa
Dear Velva, A delicious chicken soup was my father's favorite meal. Chicken soup holds a special place in my heart. It is a healthy and delicious meal served with a nice loaf of bread to dip. Wonderful! I am looking forward to the cooler weather too. Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo
From Beyond My Kitchen Window
Chicken soup is good for what ever ails you. Sometimes it just plain delicious and on a snowy day, an absolute must. Looks like a good recipe!
Funny, we hit soup mode this week too. Last night the hot wing soup and tonight, homemade mushroom soup. The temps were under 50f and it was rainy and I LOVED it.Maybe chicken soup tomorrow night? 🙂
chow and chatter
so happy you finally added a pic my friend and great soup
wow…looks totally yummm…Tasty Appetite
I'm on your side of this argument. Soup! ANytime! All the time! This sounds great!
What a great way to kick off the soup season. We eat Sunday soup all fall and winter, but fall is a little late in arriving in our neck of the woods this year.MImi
We Are Not Martha
Yum! No way the husband can roll his eyes to this! Looks so delicious :)Sues
I can live on this. And sometimes do. Love the welcoming photo. It's 40 degrees here! Soup's on!
We are of the same mind – soup is good for the soul all year long. This is hearty, delicious and so welcoming!
i feel like this is the 50th chicken noodle soup i've seen today–i guess it really is that time of year! of all i've seen, this is one of the finest. 🙂
This is so good feel like slurp it now… 🙂
I don't even like chicken soup, but this looks wonderfully delicious!
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