Monday, March 15, 2010
Greek Chicken Soup
What did people do for recipes before the Internet? Oh yes, cookbooks. The Internet has made me a better cook because I can read the recipe and comments from people who have made the recipe. Their tweaks are invaluable. A recent favorite recipe from the web is Greek Chicken Soup from Cathy Heck Studio.
This soup is delicious and economical. I found a whole chicken on sale for $2.00 and only had to buy the lemons - so I made a huge pot of soup for about $3.00.
The one change I made to the recipe was refrigerating the broth overnight to skim off all of the fat. There wasn't that much fat in the broth so I wouldn't worry about it if you aren't following a strict diet. Shoot, I am not even sure why I bothered with skimming the fat when I ate two boxes of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting. The pants don't lie.
I agree with Cathy - this is a great soup for sharing with friends. I must share most soups with friends because the definition of eternity is a single girl and a huge pot of soup - even if it freezes well. I shared this particular soup with a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy. She said it was soothing and delicious. An A+ in my book!