Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mommy comfort soup

I suppose we all have those days when life is just too much and we need to run away...well, I had a minor mommy meltdown late last week and went off to a local restaurant for lunch all on my lonesome to sort my head out.

They were offering a latte and a bowl of soup for R45 and it seemed like just the thing to help me along :) The soup turned out to be the most delicious creamy chicken delight and I just had to recreate it at home.
From lounge to unfitted kitchen
Home is half the problem with the building renovations going over budget and over time but we are moving on and it shouldn't be much more than two more weeks until the kitchen is operational again.

Today my little camp stove made me glad by producing an almost duplicate of the soup...here's what I did:

-Brown 4 chicken thighs in a little olive oil
-Add 3 chopped shallots, 4 sticks of finely chopped celery, 3 grated carrots, 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic and brown.
-Add 1 litre of chicken stock

Leave to simmer until chicken cooked through. (30 - 40 mins)

-Remove chicken and take the meat off the bones and put the meat back in the pot.
-Add 250ml cream and 250ml milk. Mix in 2 heaped tablespoons of flour into the milk first.

Allow to come to a boil and thicken slightly, add salt and pepper.

Just delicious!


The Happy Larder said...

Your soup looks delicious! I can very much relate to the headache of having building work done - we had to move out for 4 weeks to get our kitchen/diner and hall done and it's still not finished :-(. I hope you will have your home back soon! Kirsten

Lynn said...

I'm going to try that soup to tonight, it looks delicious! Your'e right about mummy meltdowns, we all have them at times.

Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Thanks, Kirsten and Lynn, glad to know that what I am feeling is perfectly normal!