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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Favorite Soup and Dishes!

Today, as well as the two previous Monday afternoons, I have made
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.
Yes, we haven't been feeling all that great and the soup just hits the spot when we are feelin' rough.

Neither MominLaw nor I were feeling good the first Monday and so I made 
soup for us all. I have loved my pheasant soup bowls, but the table isn't set fancy because I only had 
enough energy for what you see! We even used paper napkins. 
This recipe is full of onions, and celery and small carrots, I use chicken broth as the base and add salt and pepper to taste as we'll as Rosemary and Thyme. The chicken soup tastes best when I use a whole chicken with the skin and any large pieces of fat removed. I cook the chicken in the broth, vegetables, herbs, salt and pepper until the chicken is ready to shred off the bones. Then I add the 
gluten free Fettucini noodles and let them cook while I shred the chicken. 
When I feel lousy, though, I settle for chicken breasts cut into large bite sized pieces and add them just before the noodles. It is less time intensive and takes less energy, but that earthy flavor element the bones give it isn't there. 
It is still very good, just not exactly the same flavor. 

The next Monday, I was still under the weather, and hubby had contracted the germs from me! 
I had even slept in the guest room so he wouldn't get sick! Oh well, the best laid plans...
When I feel good, I like to make Gluten Free French breadsticks to have with the soup. 
They are fairly easy to make, though they do take time to raise, but they taste great! 
I usually wish I had some in the freezer ready to heat and serve. 
But they are so yummy, they are all gone when I make them.
 Even the people who eat wheat love them! 

 I also have a Pheasant Soup Tureen that I usually serve the soup from. 
I looked for about five minutes in the usual place I have it and couldn't see it. 
So, that was that, and I ladled directly into the bowls, I was so tired! 
Today, I went to Daughter*2's house and made it for her and her hubby. 
She has been having migraines and I wanted to give her and her hubby a break from cooking. 
She also eats gluten free and they like this soup. 
I hope it turned out okay! I didn't hear from her after I left her house! 

Here are some pictures of how my dishes were in the cabinet this winter.
It was fun to have just the clear glass pieces and some blingy napkin rings as the accents,
along with the silverware and the other silver pieces I usually keep in there.

I love the vintage lidded mustard jars on the right that I got from LuluLiz.
I usually use them for jam at breakfast and each person has their own jar of jam and spoon
to serve themselves. On the top shelf, I have raw sugar and mini-marshmallows 
(Hubby LOVES mini-marshmallows in his hot chocolate!) 
in two of the jars, along with the Hot Chocolate Pot! 

When I showed my dishes cabinet here on my blog before, it had the American Atelier Athena 
dishes on display. This time, I have my American Atelier Baroque dishes out. 
They mix and match beautifully, but it's fun to have them out at different times. 
You can see my collection of little and large unique spoons in this picture. 
They have some funny stories to tell!

Daughter*2 and SoninLaw*1 had extra shelves cut for my Christmas gift this year! 
I was so happy!!! I can keep more of my glassware in here instead 
of climbing to the cupboard above the refrigerator!

I love my cabinet and I use my dishes much more often since they are 
easily accessible in the kitchen now. 
And look what that wonderful SoninLaw*1 did for me....

He climbed the ladder and placed the plate rack on the wall for me! Isn't he just awesome??? 
(Yes, he is!) Don't you love the wine bottle holder on the right? 
I think you can guess where I got that... Yep, from a brocante in France! (Thank You, Liz!)
It holds eight bottles, and I usually have two bottles of each of the four main varieties of our sparkling cider in it. We had guests and I shared a few with them and haven't refilled it yet.
Thanks for looking at my dishes cabinet, it's about time to change it all up for spring and summer.
 Now if I can just stay well! I am hoping this isn't a repeat year of last year!

Hugs and Happy Day to you!


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  1. I adore your china cabinet, I love everything about it. The cabinet itself is so pretty and then of course all that beautiful china inside, oh my, just gorgeous. I love seeing little bits and pieces which I found at the brocantes in France in your house, they look so perfect in your beautiful home.

  2. It is no fun being sick and I hope you are all well by now. That soup looks really tasty and the pheasant dishes are gorgeous. Your dining room furniture is beautiful too!


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