The last few weeks of '09 have not been very kind to me. I've had food poisoning, a root canal, and now I've come down with some kind of yucky flu-ish illness. So, I'm kind of depressed because I haven't really felt like eating like usual. Nothing really strikes me, but I need energy because these next couple days are the busiest days of the year in the food and bev industry. Even if I wanted to call in sick, there would be no one to cover the shifts for me! Plus, I'm broke, and its all about the mon-ay.
So, I buckled down and made some feel-good chicken and pasta soup. This is my Aunt Loralee's recipe, which I fell in love with when I was like 10 years old. I only tend to make it when I'm feeling really crummy, or have someone sick to care for. It's super easy, and you can use any old vegetable-bin staples you have laying around. There's no specific measurements- just a dash of this, pinch of that, little bit of this, handful of that, so you can tailor it to your liking. Her recipe called for green beans, which I didn't have on hand, so I added a diced potato for some additional starchy energy.