It seems like a long time since I have posted a new recipe. The days seem to pass so quickly! I made this soup last Tuesday when it was cold and snowy outside. Normally I don't like snow at this point in the winter, but I thought this last snow was really pretty. I suppose I liked it because I got to be inside making soup and baking cookies instead of having to drive around in it.
I have to give my mother-in-law, Marie, credit for this soup. She made something very similar for our family at Christmas and shared with me how she made it. I thought it was delicious and I have attempted it a few times since. She wanted it to be healthy and knew my son would probably turn his nose up at the sight of carrots and celery in the broth - so she pureed them and made them the broth. My recipe is a little different than hers because I used whatever I had in my house at the time I decided to make it. For instance, when Marie made this soup she used a whole chicken and the juices from cooking it for the broth. I used a large container of chicken broth and canned chicken. She used mushrooms (which I like but didn't have on hand) I threw in some chopped red pepper. She used tortellini, I used egg noodles.
One on the beautys of soup is that you can mix and match ingredients and spices to suit your own tastes.
It's fun to get creative - and even better when you're creativity is a success!