Food Porn Friday

When you’re sick the last thing you may feel like doing is thinking, never mind cooking.  So, I looked for a couple of quick recipes you can do batch style  and put in the freezer.  Both recipes can be changed to suit your tastes and what you already have at home.

I found this at Chatalaine.com, where you can find the directions and nutritional information for French Country Chicken Soup.  The recipe is for a slow cooker but can easily be done on the stove.

Makes 10 cups (2.5 L)

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 900-mL cartons chicken broth or 8 cups (2 L) chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground nutmeg and white pepper
  • 6 baby potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 leeks

This recipe for Minestrone Soup is from Allrecipes.com. Again, the directions and nutritional information can be found at the link.

Original Recipe Yield 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large head cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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2 comments

  1. Oh my dear, are you still sick?
    You must be like me, it must just hang on and on.
    I sure hope you feel better soon.

    The soups look great. Especially the chicken. I just love Chicken soup when I’m sick.
    wendy

    1. Oh, still sick. And yes, it hangs on. Never used to be that way. Now it’s a couple steps forward, one back when getting better.

      Bonus fever this week, too. We have the cold and the flu going around here at the moment.

      Thanks for the Mark Twain link on the other post. I’ll check it out when I’m better.

      Hope you have a good weekend.

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