Good Old Chicken Soup


4 medium carrots peel and diced ½ inch
2 ribs of celery dice ½ inch
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 medium onion peeled and diced ½ inch
3 T. Olive Oil
3 T. unsalted butter
1 quart of chicken stock
1 quart of pumpkin ale
2 T. Chicken base or bouillon
3 large boneless chicken breasts diced ¾
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 cup of baby pasta of your choice
Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Put the olive oil and butter in a heavy
duty stock pot and heat to smoking-add
the carrots, celery, garlic and
onion-sauté until the onion is
translucent- about 5-6 minutes-add the
chicken and brown slightly-add the
chicken stock and pumpkin ale-bring the
liquid back to a simmer-cover and cook
until the carrots and chicken are
tender-about 1 hour- add the chicken
base and the baby pasta and cook
stirring a few times until the pasta is
cooked about 12 minutes-taste for
seasoning and adjust to your liking-add
the parsley at the end just before
serving-This would be great with some  
cornbread with character or a cheddar
dill scone.
and as always,......
remember you can do it!
Just read the recipe twice
and go slow
So until the next time we meet and discuss the finer things in life and
love- be well.
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Cynthia Soboti
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It’s  a really nasty day out this morning and I can’t
seem to shake the depression I have felt since the
events of November 4th. Somehow I have to find
some rhyme or reason as to how the American
people, some of the most intelligent in the world, if
not the most intelligent, have sunk to the state of
complete moronic gullibility.  As far as I can tell they
based their reason for lowering our standards for
President because they thought one man, President
George W. Bush,  caused all our problems. Those of
you who have this in your mind have no mind. You
are not able to judge things for yourself. You believe
what the newspaper tells you and can’t see that it's
a rag paper because it's slanted in the worst way.

This is my personal opinion. I still have the right to
have an opinion at least until January of 2009. You,
not me, are part of a cult of personality. I would
caution you not to drink the kook-aid.  I for one will
fly my personal flag at half mast and draped in black
for the next four years and will not speak of this
again. Those of you who tried to do the right thing
for our beloved country can take solace that you will
get a chance again in four years. So until then pray
for our nation.

If your stomach is upset the best thing for that is
Good Old Chicken Soup-this one made with our own
pumpkin ale!

Now let’s cook ......

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November 2008