All I wanted to do this afternoon was take a nap.
I never did it.
Instead, I threw together a delicious lunch after I got home from class (which I will share with you tomorrow) and found myself re-energized! As you recall, I made Cornish Game Hens yesterday, and I used the bones to make some stock. I had no real plans for it at the time, but it's always good to have on hand!
This afternoon turned out to be cold and snowy and it seemed like the perfect time to make soup. So I did. Hen Soup!
Here's how it went down:
I sauteed some carrots, onion and green pepper:
I tossed in some sweet potato:
I pulled the stock out of the fridge, scooped the little bit of fat at the top, and added to the pot:
I let everything simmer until the potatoes were almost tender. Then I chopped up the leftover meat, and added that too!
The pot was still looking a little empty so I cooked up some elbow noodles to add:
Then I put the soup away til dinnertime:
When it was time to eat, all I had to do was reheat and add some black pepper:
I added some fresh baby spinach to mine...YUM!
I also sauteed the two chicken breasts I didn't use for the Pad Thai with some pepper and paprika. I added a slice of pepperjack cheese and some spinach and voila! A sandwich for the hubby!
The soup was delicious! The broth had tons of flavor and it was packed with veggies and just the right amount of noodles. I ate two bowls :)
In other news, I tried to make banana bread with whole wheat pastry flour and both loaves are currently sitting at the bottom of the trash can. It ended badly. Live and learn :)