It’s raining again today. That means it’s the perfect kind of day for Rainy Day Chicken Soup.
I always pray really hard on days like these.
I pray and thank Him for keeping me and my family safe, and free from harm. And I pray that no one gets hurt and that others who are not as fortunate as we are to have a home where we can seek shelter, remain safe from the storms. It’s not just a time to remember to be thankful, it’s also a time to remind the kids just how blessed they are and how they should be aware of others and the suffering that many people have to endure.
The kids are home from school again today.
They are used to these type of days when it’s rainy season. Either the information comes in early on and the kids get to sleep in, or it comes a bit late and they are sent home from school before 12 noon. Our go to source for #WalangPasok is Rappler. We find that they are the most up to date and the most reliable when it comes to anything that we need to know, and of course Rappler is also our source of news and current events.
For this episode of Team Gellibean, Gelli and I prepare a dish that I grew up with. Alphabet Chicken Soup is comfort. It’s a meal in and of itself, and it’s easy to make. The kids love it with a little grated cheese sprinkled on top, served with hot toasty garlic bread, or like on this particular day, I served it with some toasty grilled sammies.
I hope you enjoy this episode of Team Gellibean. We are having fun playing with the different ways to share parts of our lives with all of you. It’s both a challenge and exciting to try and come up with something new that we think you would like to know.
- 2 pieces whole chicken breast, skin on, bone in
- 3 whole carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 bunch of celery, leaves chopped, and sliced
- 3 whole white onions quartered
- 3 pieces chicken bouillon
- 2 cups cooked alphabets or macaroni
- chopped parsley for garnish
- Wash the Chicken Breast and boil in 7-8 cups water with 3 chicken bouillon cubes.
- Remove from boiling water after the chicken is fully cooked.
- Add carrots and celery (including celery leaves) to the boiling water.
- Allow the chicken to cool and shred.
- Add back into the soup with the vegetables.
- Top the soup into bowls of cooked alphabets or macaroni.
- Serve with grated cheese and garnish with chopped parsley.
- Other variations for the vegetables in the soup can be: corn, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes and even tomatoes. You can also substitute macaroni for barley, adlai, or even rice.