Sometimes you just need soup.
It's getting chilly out, the nights are cold, and the air isn't humid anymore.
These are the days when soup is perfect!
I always plan to have soup the day after I make my Whole Crockpot Chicken. I let the stock (chicken bones, onion, a few carrots, a few celery ribs... and if things get crazy and apple or two and a good amount of salt) simmer overnight in the crockpot, and during the day the following day. When I get home from work, the soup comes together quickly since the stock is already hot. Any excess stock is cooled and frozen in freezer bags, lying flat, so that they are easily stacked and don't take up much room in the freezer... which is packed with summer berries :)
I made a portion of this with noodles, and a portion gluten free for the kiddos. We served it up alongside gluten free corn muffins that were delicious.
The soup was satisfying, delicious, and full of great protein thanks to our farm fresh chicken and eggs. D described it as "SO tasty mom!" E enjoyed spooning it out onto the table and eating 10 muffins :)
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