Soup to warm the soul
The perfect chicken dish to stave off fried food and pizza Fridays
WE HAVE a little tradition in my office. It’s called pizza Friday.
We order far too many pizzas, cheesy garlic bread and some other disgusting greasy sweets and eat until we are all in food comas and can’t think straight.
This tradition came about due to another tradition – Thursday afternoon knock-off drinks.
It was when Thursday afternoon knock-off drinks went on a little too long that pizza Friday came into being.
But recently pizza Friday has gotten a little out of control.
Last week I think we had pizzaWednesday night and then fried chicken Thursday.
Then there were a couple of mornings when we ate breakfast pies.
And by breakfast pies, I mean we ate pies at breakfast time.
And yes, we still had pizza Friday at the end of it all.
After a week of feeling like we were probably a little disgusting, I vowed that I would start this week fresh.
So I spent my weekend cooking up a bunch of meals so I would have something in the fridge for lunch and dinner every day.
One of those dishes was this amazing chicken soup.
It really is chicken soup for the soul.
A soul damaged slightly by the constant sight of take-out boxes and a clattering recycle bin.
This is one of those great dishes in which you can throw in bits and pieces from the bottom of the fridge, use the pasta hiding in the back of the cupboard and can cook up enough to have freezer-ready meals for after those long days.
One tip, omit the pasta if you are going to freeze the soup.
You can always add it down the track when you have defrosted and reheated the soup.
I did such a good job of cooking a stack of meals at the weekend, I have a weeks’ worth in the freezer.
But I guess my plan wasn’t completely fool-proof, I still managed to eat a sausage roll for breakfast first thing Monday morning.