Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
This time of year is hard. My kids are burnt out of not being able to go outside and I think we are all burnt out of being sick.
I think it should be a rule that Mothers should not be able to get sick. Lets face it, most of us- I say most because there are definitely some supermoms out there that would probably classify me as a whimp- but most of us when we are sick want to just curl up in a warm cozy bed, turn out the lights and fall to sleep in peace and quite. Thats what I wish I could do anyways, but reality is I have 2 small kids, who are just as sick who need some love too. When naps aren’t feasible, chicken noodle soup is definitely the 2nd best option :)
HOWEVER, when it comes to soup I am a creamy-soup-kind-of-girl. Seriously. I have never liked, nor did my mother ever make just the broth chicken noodle soup. My husband, when he is sick, tends to prefer the broth soups. Whatever suits your fancy. There are definitely both kinds of people in this world. Well, since I was the sick one and the one doing the cooking, creamy is what I went with.
I found this yummy looking recipe over at Real Mom Kitchen and knew, with a few minor adjustments, I could make it fit all of my family’s likes and wishes. One of the changes I made was to add half milk and half heavy cream proportions. Evidently, while most people’s new years wishes is to drop a couple pounds, my husbands resolution year after year is to gain a few. This can make dieting pretty tricky at my house :) haha! That said, the heavy cream was added just for him, BUT you can definitely use ALL milk and it will work out just fine! My husband said it could possibly be one of his new favorite soups and that it definitely qualifies as a “hubby favorite.” My picky daughter said upon her first bite, “Oh wow! That’s delicious!” So there you have it, an all around new winter fam-fav!
By January 10, 2013
This soup is so delicious and perfect for the colder weather.
(Recipe adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen)