September 21, 2010

Frustrations and Soup

I spent the past couple hours trying to perfect some seam samples that I need to turn in to my sewing teacher come Friday morning. Note: I now want to die but only if I can take the sewing machine with me. I am SO frustrated. Today has been full of all kinds of shenanigans but I'm still hoping to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Here's a rundown:
-Woke up (after sleeping in) which was nice
-Found out that I'm having MORE problems with my internet card which was not nice
-Realized the new Maroon 5 album came out today (SO NICE)
-Couldn't download it because of my internet issues (death...)
-Went for a quick run (nice)
-Had to stop after 15 minutes and head back home because my asthma was going crazy (not so nice)
-Got all dressed up to run some errands (nice!)
-Spent a few hours screaming curses at an industrial sewing machine for moving faster than I could keep up (not so nice)
-Went to the library to use the internet to download my beloved maroon 5 and finish some homework AND blog (nice)

I guess it's been a fair mix of good and bad but the bad is really getting me riled up for some reason. When I finish my homework I'm going to go home and work on some embroidery for a while to wind down. I also plan on having a gigantic bowl of the fresh chicken noodle soup I made yesterday. I had some chicken in my refrigerator that was thawed because I was going to cook it for some friends a week ago but ended up not making it. I really hate wasting food so I googled chicken recipes to see what I could whip up with it. I adore cooking but the food I make needs to taste good as leftovers since the portions are generally way more than I want/need for one meal. Usually I'll cook a big pot of soup or something of the sort at the beginning of the week then eat it for lunch the rest of the week (last week I made Chili). So the soup of the week coming out of my kitchen this week is Chicken Noodle! I found a recipe online for it and loosely based my soup off of it.

Here's what you'll need:
-Cooked Chicken torn into strips
-Egg Noodles
-1/2 cup of chopped onion
-12 cups of low sodium chicken broth
-2 cloves of minced garlic
-2 bay leaves
Chicken Noodle Soup Fixins
Here we go:
1) Cut your celery, carrots, and onion so they're ready to rock
2) Add the garlic, bay leaves, and chicken broth to a large pan. Bring your broth to a boil.
3) Add your celery, carrots, and onion to the boiling broth, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes
4) Bring the heat back up just a pinch. Add in your chicken and noodles and cook until the noodles are tender.
Chicken Noodle Soup

Don't add any salt. The broth has more than enough so unless you like REALLY salty things, I'd steer clear. Pepper is a different story :). Add it liberally! If you remember (I did not) take the bay leaves out before you add the noodles/chicken because they'll get lost and will not taste good if eaten.

Alas... I feel better just thinking about soup and sweatpants :).
See you tomorrow!

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