|Look at all that STUFF!|
Sausage Lentil Soup- I made this with chicken hot italian sausage instead of keilbasa, and it was amazing. I say, the best soup I've ever made, and we all know I love making soup. It's very hearty, filling, and low on calories. TallBoy said that he was "afraid it'd be bland" (I think because he's never had lentils before), but was VERY pleased with the outcome. I also didn't serve it with Parmesan, but that would probably be pretty good. I mean, what isn't good with cheese!?
Chicken Spaetzel Soup- This is my own recipe, and it's super easy.
2 Cups shredded, skin off, cooked chicken
2 Cups Spaetzel- I use Sophie's Choice- locally made, and I'm sure they have to be aware of their unfortunate brand name... but they're delicious, I swear)
6-8 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Bay Leaf
1 Cup Diced Carrots
1 Cup Diced Celery
1 Cup Diced Onion
2-3 Cloves Garlic, Smashed
2 tsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Sautee Garlic and Onion in large stew pot until onions begin to turn transparent. Add in carrots and celery, sautee until soft. Add bay leaf, chicken stock, salt and pepper, simmer for at least 30 minutes. Add in chicken, simmer for another 20-30 minutes. Add in spaetzel just before serving, let the dumplings get warm, and then serve. Makes 6-8 generous portions.