Sick Day - Noodle Soup

I noticed a teeny, tiny, scratchy throat during lecture last night and by this morning I felt all congested, sore throated and miserable this morning. Nothing sounded better than some soup, so I figured I'd whip up a batch. This is a simple soup, so this tutorial is not to insult anyone's intelligence, but to provide a guide for those who are not so inclined in the kitchen.

First, assemble your supplies. In French this is called a Mise en place and means "everything in it's place" it's makes cooking much more efficient.

The base of almost any soup is usually a mixture of celery, onion and carrot and is called a mirepoix. I didn't have any celery and used olive oil instead of butter as well as added some mined garlic which makes this a soffritto which is the Italian version of a mirepoix  

  • Mince about 3 cloves of garlic
  • Chop about half an onion
  • Peel and cut the carrots into little coins
  • Cover the bottom of the pan and add the carrots and onions. Let them cook for 5 minutes before adding the garlic so it doesn't burn.
  •  After adding the garlic cook about 2-3 minutes more
  • Season with salt and pepper
  •  Pour in the entire carton of vegetable stock
  •  Once it comes to a boil put in about 2 cups of noodles of your choice
  • Cook about 10 more minutes to cook the noodles to al dente
Hmm, look at that steam rising...
     Of course the soup can be made with chicken or beef stock as well as adding cooked rotisserie chicken.


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