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Wednesday is Lemon-day

On Wednesday evenings a group from our church meet in our house, and we always start with coffee/tea and biscuits while we chat and wait for everyone to arrive. However one member loves hot water with a slice of lemon, and on Wednesday mornings I always think to myself Wednesday = Lemon-day. So Tom, my photo of the day is for you!

Today is also time for the next WMFW (Works For Me Wednesday) when lots of bloggers post something that works for them – a recipe, a tip, a craft….there is always an amazing collection, and it would take all week just to visit them.

A few weeks ago when I shared my home-made chicken stock I promised you my “recipe” for chicken and vegetable soup. I say “recipe” in inverted commas as there is no technical measuring or precise instructions. In fact it is so easy, even I can do it.

Here is what I do.

Assemble the ingredients

  • Home-made chicken stock
  • Left-over cooked chicken
  • Vegetables – I usually use Celery, leeks, carrots and onion
  • Parsley (if you kids can cope – mine can’t)
  • Salt and pepper.

I chop all the veg quite finely and place it in a large pan and cook it for 5 min or so until things start to soften.

Add stock, and more water if you think it needs it and simmer for 30 minutes or until veg are cooked.

Add chicken and parsley

Season to taste

Serve and enjoy.

Sometimes I also add dried soup vegetables (barley, peas and lentils) and this makes more of a broth.

If you want you can serve it with some Ulster bread. If you want to know what the varieties of bread are, be sure to come back on 17 March for my St Patrick’s Day Bloggy Carnival – there will be prizes!
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  1. This sounds delicious! It’s a cold day here, so I may have to make this (along with looking up your chicken stock post). Thanks!

  2. This is definitely a keeper. I can add the parsley but for some reason they’ll eat curly parsley in soup but not in anything else. They’re a bit weird, I know.

  3. Love the lemon photo! I enjoy lemon in hot water too, Tom has good taste. 🙂
    chicken soup sounds really good right now – its sooooo cold here.

  4. I like your new St. Patty’s header – very cute!! The picture in it, is so beautiful – where was it taken?

  5. My doctor told me to be careful about drinking tea with caffiene at night because of heart burn. I like to drink something hot at night. I should try the water with lemon.
    I like to make my own chicken stock too.

  6. I have a huge bag of lemons sitting here. I’m thinking of juicing them all and freezing them in ice cube trays. I just don’t have any ice cute trays!!! The stock sounds yummy. My mom always made the best! I want to make a soda bread, so I’ll have to check and see if this is one that you’ve got listed with your breads (or will on the 17th!!) My son has his band concert on the 17th, so there won’t be time for a St. Patrick’s day dinner…bummer

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