Sunday, February 27, 2011

I dunno about the Pastrami and Tongue but Chicken Soup Rocks

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We are sick. Dr. Food and I both at the same time. He is hacking up a lung and *I* feel like I have a cow sitting on my chest and it won't let me breath. I am handling it though. I have been sitting in my "Big Girl Chair" and whining and playing on my iPad. In between I am making tongue, smoking a pastrami (well Mr Mancold is doing that part in all honesty) and I also had to make chicken soup last night. The chicken soup is really what I am feeling like. Something about tongue when you are sick that just isn't that appealing.

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Ok, to be honest with you it isn't really appealing when I am not sick but it does taste good. You will just have to stay tuned to see what we are going to do with it.

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Toasted the peppercorns and Coriander seeds for the final rub for the brisket.

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Brisket in the smoker.


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Started rye bread.

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Cole slaw is fermenting as we speak (or as *I* type)

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Back to the Big Girl Chair. A cup of tea with some whiskey sounds good right about now.

Chicken Soup with Noodles

1 whole chicken
Enough water to cover chicken with about 1 to 2 inches more
Some roughly chopped carrots
Some roughly chopped parsnip
Some roughly chopped celery
1 Onion (peeled but kept whole)
a little tumeric
Salt

1. Boil the crap out of the chicken.
2. Remove chicken and let cool. Meantime put soup in the refrig for a while to make it easier to skim the fat off the top
3. Shred chicken
4. Return chicken to soup.

Make noodles (I use the really skinny egg noodles because that is what my Grandma used to use) according to package directions. Drain and put as much as you like in soup.

Now you know why I don't write recipes.

14 comments:

  1. Where did you get that picture of me? Oh, that's you? Wow - we look alike today. I'm in my big girl chair with my IPad, too. Feel better soon!

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  2. I hope you feel better. If it's any consolation, our whole family was once sick, and being female and the only person in the house who could function, I got to take care of two whining boys. One was 7 the other 37. Ugh.

    I smoked my pastrami yesterday. It was 40 degrees out and threatening to rain/snow, but a little weather wasn't going to stop me, damn it! My neighbors probably thought I was out of my mind.

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  3. Just because you don't feel good, doesn't mean you can stick your tongue out at us. :-)

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  4. you poor thing.. I'm just getting over that nastiness... trust me, stay tanked on tea and whiskey...you'll feel much better.

    I know you've been into the curing thing lately.... do you know if you can cure a tongue? I keep seeing them in the market and wonder if I can corn it.

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  5. Bless your heart. I hope you feel better. Kudos on the tongue, it's never done anything for me - I'm getting my corned beef and pork chops going tomorrow however!

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  6. Hope you feel better! Whiskey is a cure all :)

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  7. It's definitely going around. Make yourself a hot toddy and feel better soon!

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  8. Damn, you definitely did not look like your were having any fun at all. You could have called your post Tongue and Cheek soup and told some off-color jokes!

    Get well so I we can hang out and drink wine. (Not just for that reason of course)

    Jason

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  9. Holy hell woman, how are you doing all this when you're sick?? I need the full energy of health to even contemplate doing all that at once. Go eat your soup and drink your lovely whiskey and feel better!

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  10. I am so sorry you were sick, but I love this post! I have massive smoker envy, you have all the cool devices girl!

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  11. OMG - this was SO funny (in a sick sort of way...sorry you weren't feeling well!) I was SO there a few weeks ago, I swear it's an illness sweeping the globe! Your soups looks awesome however! Nice work! :)

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  12. OMG - this was SO funny (in a sick sort of way...sorry you weren't feeling well!) I was SO there a few weeks ago, I swear it's an illness sweeping the globe! Your soups looks awesome however! Nice work! :)

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  13. Holy hell woman, how are you doing all this when you're sick?? I need the full energy of health to even contemplate doing all that at once. Go eat your soup and drink your lovely whiskey and feel better!

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