Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hubby Recipes: Chicken Soup

Me: Hubby how do you make your Chicken Soup?

Hubby: I don't know, you put it in a pot and cook it.

Me: Sigh I know, but can you try?

Hubby: sigh, Okay here is the best I got:
  • Saute a chopped up onion, carrot(1 large) and celery(1 stalk) until soft. You can use butter or olive oil.
  • Put that in a stock pot with broth and about 2 cups (generous) shredded/chopped chicken
  • Add salt, pepper, parsley and if you want celery leaves, bring to boil. Let simmer a good amount of time
Me: Wait, what's a good amount of time?

Hubby: Until it's done, the longer the better, about 20 minutes maybe 30?
  • Add noodles(the skinny egg noodles) right before finishing, so they cook for about 10 minutes.
Hubby: there you go it's the best I got. Didn't your grandma or mom ever cook soup with you?

Me: Yeah, we opened a can of Campbell's and put it in a pot until it boiled.

Hubby: Sigh, you are useless in the kitchen!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your husband cooks like I do. People all the time ask me for recipes. In most cases, I can't tell them. It's not that I don't want to. I can't. I don't know how I make it, even if it's something I serve on a regular basis. I can tell them what goes in it. "Well, how much__(whatever the ingredient)____?" I don't know. "Some, a couple handfuls, a couple heaping scoops with a large tablespoon, pour it into the pan til its about 3 inches...or even 'I have no clue'!" are the types of answers you'll usually get. I usually end up telling them they're welcome to come watch me make it sometime!
Here's a conversation I had with a friend recently. She asked me how I make apple crisp--A very simple to make dessert--something I make real good, and is a favorite here. "Well, how much brown sugar?"
"I don't know. Some"
"Is it like a cup?"
"I don't know. Maybe around a cup. Maybe not that much."
"How much oatmeal do you use?"
"I just dump some in a bowl til it looks like the right amount."
...and on it went like that.
Well, needless to say, her apple crisp didn't come out very good, given my great instructions...!

You're lucky your husband likes to help cook. My husband can't boil water. In our 22 years together, he tried twice to cook himself a hamburger when I wasn't here. Both times, it took days to get the smell out of the house...LOL...he burned them so bad. On one occasion, he ruined the pan. When I go like to visit family for a few weeks, he lives mostly on peanut butter and cheese--ya don't have to cook it!