Well it is Friday again, this week has flown by… Youngest is due back this weekend for a reading week, so I need to up the food stocks with ‘grab’ food.
I am using the last of the Aldi chicken, and the delicious stock from the chicken as well as some left over Veg from the fridge to make a soup.
Have a look at what else I made from one chicken Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 From one £4.99 Aldi Chicken I have made Roast Chicken, Chicken Pie x 2, enough extra Pie filling to make a savoury crumble, Sweet Chilli Chicken and Chicken and Veg soup
I could use the Thermomix, but will do it the traditional method instead.
I start by putting the lovely stock into a large pan, and dicing some carrot, finely slicing some celery, and finely chopped, peeled onion- all of this is added to the pan and heated to a boil, then simmered for approx 10 minutes.
At this point I add the chicken meat, chopped into small pieces
I am also adding some broken up spaghetti, as I want a minestrone type soup – taste and season.
You could add grated ginger, sliced spring onion, a dash of soy sauce for a Asian take on the soup, or add some red lentils, and blend half the soup to make a thicker, heartier soup – that’s the great thing about making soup, you can use what you have, and make it to suit your own taste.
To go with this lovely lunch dish, I am making bread rolls – 300ml warm water, a pack of yeast, 500g bread flour – mix together and knead till elastic and leave to rise for an hour – knock the dough back, and make into whatever size rolls you want- I make 12, leave to rise again then cook for 25-30 mins in a preheated oven (200) with a good splash of water in the bottom of the oven (in an empty oven tray) to create steam – I cool and freeze them or they disappear 😉
I am also making chocolate brownies for Youngest to snack on, and make use of the oven whilst it’s on, I have made these several times so I won’t bore you with a repeat but here is the link Chocolate Brownies