With today being the day AFTER  the Super Bowl & Valentine’s Day just a few days away, it took a little more thought than usual for today’s Marvelous Monday RECIPE.  Since today is the day after the Super Bowl, I thought that today’s recipe should be something more on the healthy and light side since I suspect that some may have indulged at Super Bowl Parties and may want to take it easy today and the next few days leading up to Valentine’s Day-Unless of course, you are continuing to indulge before Lent starts on Wednesday…So, here’s what I came up with, thinking a nice, (remember always something simple, something good) quick and easy dinner that fits the bill for a Marvelous Monday Recipe…

While I was waiting for the rotisserie chickens to come out, I did a little shopping and picked up whipping cream to top a pie with. I ALWAYS feel that fresh whipped cream is well worth the effort when you take the time to make a pie.

Yes, this is easy and quick and so flavorful.  You may have everything on hand, except the rotisserie chicken, which is easy to pick up.  In the future, you may want to stock these items in your pantry/fridge and there is even packaged chicken (Kroger makes a Simple Truth Organic package of chicken breast pieces you could keep on hand in the freezer).  A few of the items I am particular about, and you may have your FAV versions of these as well.  I like to use Better Than Bouillon, chicken stock paste, available in a jar by the stocks/soups in the grocery store.  Also, I like Amish egg noodles.  There are a few different brands that are similar, any of those are the noodles I like to use.  I’ll either pick up a rotisserie chicken (They are usually on in the warming case between 11:30 am until around 5ish, in the late afternoon (or until gone) so watch your time if picking one up.  Like I mentioned earlier, the packaged chicken is good too, look for an organic brand.   Add the vegetables your people prefer.  If you need to go to the grocery store, pick up fresh lemon and I like to add fresh curly parsley. This would be a good recipe for a child to start to learn to cook or become familiar  in the kitchen, of course, with adult supervision.  Add some good bread or Michigan Toast (from my book), a little fresh fruit salad with what you have on hand and you have a very delicious, healthy and simple home cooked meal…Sounds like a nice way to end the work day 🥣 

I like my blue stockpot for Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

     -5 cups (40 ounces) chicken stock 

       -1/2 pound cooked skinless chicken breast, cubed

       -1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

       -1 small onion chopped

       -2 teaspoons minced garlic

       -1 cup carrots chopped

       -1 cup chopped celery

       -2 cups uncooked medium Amish egg noodles 

       -2 Tablespoons lemon juice

       -chopped fresh curly parsley for garnish

       -sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

A romantic dinner for two could very well be something simple as Chicken Noodle Soup, Roasted Acorn Squash and Michigan Toast. When you have the right company, even something as Chicken Noodle Soup is Spectacular ❤️

Method

  1. Melt unsalted butter in a stockpot
  2. Sauté onion until translucent add carrots and celery.  Sauté until soft and then add garlic, cooking for an additional minute.  
  3. Add all chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Add noodles.  Follow directions on package to cook noodles.  About 4 minutes  before noodles are to be completely cooked, add cooked chicken breast cubes.
  5. When noodles are about a minute from being done, add lemon juice.  
  6. When done cooking, ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with fresh chopped curly parsley.  

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