Monday, March 22, 2010

Rainy Day Chicken Noodle Soup

it's only fitting that it is a rainy day on world water day. in addition to the last post i made about using refillable water bottled with tap water, i have one more suggestion . . .

so, in honor of world water day, i can't think of a better way to celebrate by urging your congress member to do away with bottled water in their offices and in session and use filtered tap water instead. it's such and easy change to make that can make a huge impact globally! go here to send an email to your congress-person to urge them to make the switch.

ok, no more links to other websites today, promise. since it is, in fact, a rainy day, i decided chicken noodle soup was in order. i had a rotisserie chicken from wegmans (lemon garlic, yum!) and i find that they taste best in soups because they are slow cooked and have so much flavor. they are actually usually cheaper than buying a whole chicken and roasting it yourself.
i started by sauteing some minced carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in about 2 tbs of olive oil. i added a bit of salt, pepper, and mrs. dash onion and herb along with the zest of one small lemon. after the veggies were nice and tender and slightly browned, i added the juice of a lemon, 6 cups of low sodium chicken stock and 2 cups of water.
once the stock came to a boil, i added in whole wheat spaghetti (broken into thirds) and the shredded chicken. as soon as the spaghetti was finished the soup was ready to eat. and, it hit the spot. i love the little something extra the lemon gives. so good!

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