How to make Great Chicken Soup

It’s a cyclical process, but to begin when you are preparing anything keep the leftover celery or onions, or carrots in a plastic bag in the fridge. (But it can be squash or broccoli anything uncooked)

Then you get a rotisserie chicken, clean all the chicken off the bones. Put the bones and skin in a large pot and cover with low sodium chicken broth and water and all the onions carrots and celery. Bring to a boil and let it cook for at least 3 hours. (you will need to keep adding water to this as it cooks down.

This makes a broth so rich and tasty. Now, you can do this other ways, take a chicken and roast it yourself.

Strain all of the bones and everything keep the broth. To make the soup put into it whatever you like in soup or keep it simple with celery and carrots and the meat you pulled off of the bones. Season the soup with italian seasoning and lemon pepper and fresh parsley.


Small Victories – A new cookbook

I really enjoy reading cookbooks, looking at ideas and photography. So, when I came upon Small Victories I was totally enamored with it.


Each recipe comes with the reason it is a small victory. I love a life full of small victories, don’t you? She gives you the story, then the recipe then some other options for other times you want to prepare.


The beginning of the book, there is a section that explains things you definitely need to cook, like utensils. Three basic knives and the micro planer you see here.


I love the photography also! If you get a chance please look at this cookbook. I would also recommend this for a gift.