Friday, October 22, 2010

Soup's On!

I am having problems with my blog and can't edit parts of it. Not sure what to do about it but hope to get it fixed in the next few days. I am posting my recipe for every easy chicken and noodles. Perfect for these cool days we are having. I base this on a recipe posted on The Pioneer Woman website.

I buy a package of "pick of the chick". It's a whole chicken, cut up without the yucky pieces. Put it in a pot and add water and 3-4 quarts, I like my broth thick so use a little less. Boil for 30 minutes and remove from pot. Wait until it cools a bit and they peel off any skin and shred the chicken a bit as you pull it from the bones.

Put the bones back in the pot and simmer for another 30 minutes. In the mean time, dice up a couple carrots, a couple celery and 1/2 of an onion (some people don't add the onion).

With a slotted spoon or strainer take all the bones out of the pot and add the veggies, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (makes your soup very yellow) and sprinkle with a little dried parsley. Simmer for 10 minutes

Add the egg noodles (I use Mueller's and 1/2 of the package or more. I like a lot of noodles. The recipe I took this from uses the frozen kind and 16 ounces) and chicken.

Now the important part - mix about 2-3 tablespoons of flour with a little water until smooth and add to the pot. This will thicken your broth. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes more until broth thickens and ENJOY!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Poor blog

My poor blog has been neglected lately and I am not sure why. Well I guess I do know why. I have been pretty damn busy the last few weeks and just haven't gotten around to it so here I am again!

I have had a big project at work that is eating time. Our department has an annual lecture for Urologists on some urology topic. This year it is stones. .. kidney stones.. doesn't that sound exciting? I am in charge of all the arrangements and the dinner we have in the evening. After doing this for 3 years one would think it would get easier, nope. Still a hassle working with doctors and their schedules. The lecture is tomorrow so I should be able to breath easier next week.

The other thing that is keeping me busy is physical therapy. I have been going to Dynamic Rehab for sciatica since August! 3 times a week for 1 1/2 to 2 hours each visit. It is draining but thankfully today was my 20th and last visit. I also had an eye doctor appointment today. I have been relying on reading glasses more and more and figure it's time for glasses. Well, yes, I need glasses but not for what I thought, I have cataracts. Talk about feeling old, I dropped my cane and my teeth almost fell out when they told me :D Mild cataracts at this point but COME ON, I am not THAT old.

And finally, the Bobster was in the hospital again. He had a fever so I took him over to the ER and as always, he had an infection. This time it was Staph and probably resulted from having an IV line in his arm for a month from the last infection. Open wound, bacteria moves in. He was only in for 5 days this time and is doing great now.

So what is keeping you busy?