This post is a part of the 2013 Bucket List series, in which I tell the whole world my goals so I have to complete them. You can read the original post here. Here is an update on one of my 2013 goals:
Try out monthly meal-planning
Cooking is hard. I love the result but never think to plan any meals. I have encountered a bunch of meal-planning pins on Pinterest, so I'm going to try them out and document the journey.
I was originally planning on doing freezer meals, but I decided to build up my bank of tried and true recipes before I get all crazy on freezer meals. I'll be posting one recipe at a time to make them easier to find.
Homemade Chicken Soup
7 cups water
1 leftover rotisserie chicken
1 cup chopped carrots
1 bunch celery
1/2 cup cilantro
2-3 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
salt (to taste)
lemon pepper (to taste)
Boil water in the largest pot you can find to fit your chicken. Stick the chicken in and let it simmer until the water is yellow and delicious looking.
Chop carrots, celery + cilantro and put in a separate pot. Cover with 2 cans of chicken broth and cook on medium.
Remove chicken from pot and tear off any leftover meat. Put the meat back in the pot, and throw the chicken away.
Pour vegetables + broth into the chicken stock and add pasta. Cook on low until pasta is al dente. Add salt + lemon pepper to taste.
This soup was so easy to make, and great if you have rotisserie leftovers. And it's about 1,000 times better than canned chicken noodle soup.
Once these goals are completed, I'll probably add a few more goals to the list. If you would like to join me in the 2013 Bucket List Challenge, please put a link of this post in your blog, then comment on the same post so I know you're in!