Movie Monday- You’ve Got Mail

Adam usually has Mondays off, which is why Movie Monday works out so well. This Monday he had to work. Instead of selfishly watching a super awesome movie we both want to see I put one of my favorite romantic comedies in.

For this movie’s meal I chose Chicken Noodle Soup. So simple. So easy. So..something I’ve never made. Soup brings people together. When a friend is sick, you bring them soup. Soup warms the heart. It’ll thaw any chilled bone- a meal fit for a movie set in the fall and winter of New York City. A meal that will bring people together despite their differences, just like the movie.

Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup from Easy Everyday Eats
4 cups chicken stock (I put in 2- 26oz stock containers plus 1-16oz can of chicken broth)
2 large chicken breasts, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups chopped carrots {about 4 carrots}
1 cup chopped celery {about 2 stalks} (I used 3 because it made an equal amount of carrots and celery)
3/4 cup chopped onion (I used 1 small onion)
2 cups wide egg noodles (I only used one package of No Yolk noodles)
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bay leaf {optional} (I used one. You should too)

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, salt and pepper and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent and softened.  Pour in the stock and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add the chicken, celery, carrots. and bay leaf.   Cook about 5 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Add the noodles and continue cooking for about 10 minutes until noodles are desired texture.  Taste to see if more salt or pepper are needed, remove bay leaf.  Serve and enjoy!

The next time you’re in the mood for a heartwarming movie to go with your heart warming meal, try this easy peasy chicken noodle soup. Make sure you share a bowl with a loved one.


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