• A really nice healing chicken soup in a nest.
    Living alone and catching cold might be an issue. But not this time - yay! I let Uber take me to the supermarket and back with things to help.

  • I enjoyed half of the supermarket’s Rotisserie chicken breast and carefully separated the other half from the rest of the chicken and set it aside in the fridge.

  • Next, the rest of the chicken - every bit of it but the string and container - went into a soup pan the right size for it. Covered it with water and a small bit of salt and pepper and Bells Poultry Seasoning.

  • ADD - an hour later , half cup of leek circles and full cup of sliced celery including leaves.

  • Simmer another hour stirring to let the bits of thing break down for best flavor.

  • Remove from heat and cool a bit but not all the way.

  • Pour through three sieves, ending with superfine seive or use cheesecloth or cotton voile to win a lovely clear broth.

  • Pour into Pyrex bowl and cool. Refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove from fridge - a layer of fat may have risen to the top - remove it.

  • Return the broth to the soup pan and bring to boil…..add fresh sliced veggies - leek, celery, dillweed and simmer another hour.

  • Taste for seasoning and add : pepper, salt, sweeten slightly, add more dill weed, and sliced carrot coins.

  • Simmer, while mixing separately: one cup milk and one tablespoon cornstarch till smooth in a small container that will let you pour it easily.

  • Add the milk mixture to broth and veggies - it will thicken just a bit and add a velvety texture to the soup without making it thick.

  • Slice the other chicken breast into small pieces and add to the soup.

  • DONE.

  • TO SERVE: place a good handful of salad greens of any kind in the bottom of a nice bowl and ladle HOT soup over it, to make it seem “soup in a nest” and then wilt a bit for a fine show. Add a dollop of sour cream or plain greek yoghurt if you like but it adds calories as well as really grand flavor.

  • SERVE. With crackers and tea and smiling. Fruit or bit of sweet something afterward or alongside.