Get the chicken soup cooking. It’s the ideal hot comfort food to warm up with on wintry days.
Is your freezer ready for comfort soups? In other words, are you stocked up on frozen vegetables and chicken? If you have those foods on hand as well as a bag of potatoes in the pantry, then you’ll be prepared to make your family chicken veggie soups of all kinds.
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Old-Time Remedies and Comfort Food for the Winter
You know what December weather is like? I drive for Lyft, and a passenger commented one day about the “bipolar” weather. And there is treatment, you know. It’s:
- wearing scarves – My mama always told me to wear a head scarf on windy and cold days. Have you ever had a headache happen because of air blowing on your face or in your ear? I have – and found out it was because of an ear and sinus infection. Wrap up with these warm scarves:
Cashmere plaid scarf made in Scotland:
Wander Agio Scarf:
- drinking homemade hot lemonade with honey – Squeeze fresh lemons into a pot of water and boil. Make it with sugar if you prefer (the kind I was raised on) or raw honey – old-time remedy of my mother’s (not the doctor’s) for colds back in the day.
- eating homemade chicken and vegetable soup – Chicken has been a longtime natural comfort food for feeling under the weather. Add your favorite veggies. More nutrients for a more healthier you.
Which of these vegetables would you add in chicken soup?
- green beans
- green peas
Chicken Comfort Soup – with Peas
Chicken soup goes with just about any vegetable, so take your pick. Chicken and Alfredo Pea Soup is a pressure cooker recipe (and very delicious). It’s so creamy and good, definitely one of my favorite chicken soups.
Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Chicken and Vegetable Soup (recipe below) is another one of my chicken comfort food recipes. It’s an easy soup recipe to make and perfect for winter days. Of course, chicken soup is good any day of the year. But when it’s cold outside, a hearty chicken and vegetable soup is inviting and comforting. See the recipe below:
Chicken and Vegetable Soup
A comfort food, chicken and vegetable soup
- 1 2-12 lb pkg Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs
- 1 tsp Santa Fe Seasons Six Seasonings
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1 32-oz box Swanson Organic Chicken Broth
- 3 cup Water
- 1 12-oz pkg Frozen Mixed Vegetables
- 1 16-oz pkg Frozen Italian Blend Vegetables
- 1 cup Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes (can use more than 1 cup)
Season chicken and brown both sides of chicken in a medium-size stockpot.
Add water and broth.
Mix in the vegetables and potatoes.
Cook on high until the potatoes are tender.,
Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with crackers.
Calories are estimated.
Introduce a New Vegetable
Be adventurous and add different vegetables in your homemade chicken soups occasionally. If you’re a mom with little children who don’t like too many vegetables, introduce a new vegetable in chicken soup. Make the soup just like you normally do but with a small amount of a different vegetable in addition to the ones they are used to.
Italian green beans, for instance, can be cut into small pieces and added to chicken soup with carrots and peas. Or skip the peas, and use only carrots and Italian green beans.
When you add broccoli or cauliflower in a chicken soup, use the frozen cut broccoli and cauliflower. You can even cut the pieces into smaller ones.
Eat plenty of veggies, keep your kitchen well-stocked with comfort foods – and stay warm this winter.