Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Creamy lemon chicken soup

This is one of my family's favorite fall dinners and I must add that it smells delicious. What a perfect way to bring in colder weather and the holidays seasons!
  • 3 tbs. butter
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup dry farfalle pasta
  • 3 tbs. flower
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 2 tbs. chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 lbs. cooked cut chicken
  • 3 tbs. fresh lemon juice
Melt butter in large pot add veggies and cook for 5 min. Add flout and cook for 3 min. Add chicken broth and bring to simmer. Add half and half and parsley and simmer 5 min. Add chicken, cooked pasta and lemon juice..... simmer for a couple minutes and enjoy!

I am not very good add following a recipe. I start there and then tweak it to my own liking. For my family I always double the recipe because we love it as leftovers, or to bring to a friend! I like to add other spices to give it a little more- they are mixes I get at my farmers market otherwise I would share them with you. ( a twist of sea salt and pepper and a few other herbs) I need to weite down how I tweak it.. each time it is a little different.. but that is the basic recipe adn it is great! HAPPY FALL