Me in Kitchen = Team

I am 37 years old, and I have never made chicken noodle soup before. I am not sure how that is possible. Though, I am the only one who really likes soup in my household, so a single serving of canned soup always made sense. And to top it off, I don’t find a Sunday afternoon cooking in the kitchen at the top of my list- EVER.

When I had COVID my aunt porch delivered the most delicious soup. It wade made from. Mrs. Grass soup mix. So today I tried it.

After some quick Googling and unclear directions of adding the chicken in pieces, I reached out to my mom.

The most obvious question, one should know, went first to my mom.

Alright- cook the chicken. I can quick do the stove top version of boiling the chicken that I know how to do from my trusted cookbook- then I can shred it. Ahhh… but what do I add next and how. I am not good at winging a receipe.

Still doubting my skills I quickly texted my aunt. I like things spelled out.

The texts took a bit to come through, and I just started going with it. The clock was ticking down to tip off to the Badger basketball game.

I put in the extra noodles and there was little broth left at the end. The chicken is not shredded as well as I would want. But it was hard to shred as much as I wanted- the chicken was cooked but not fall apart cooked. My husband opened the fridge and noticed how “chunky” it is, as he said. Isn’t that a line of Campbell soup? That can’t be all bad.

One last tip-

Thanks mom!

It takes a team sometimes when I am in the kitchen.

11 thoughts on “Me in Kitchen = Team

  1. It sounds like it all worked out in the end. I do love some chicken noodle soup. My mom made the best. And now I think I’ll make it next week if the weather is soup conducive that is.

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  2. I also liked how your inclusion of the texts adds to the sense of teamwork.

    I never think of using egg noodles. I just use whatever pasta is in the cupboard…and it’s never egg noodles. I bet they really make a difference. I am filing that knowledge away for future use. Thanks.

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  3. I love how you infused the texts in a part of your story – brilliant! I love to make soup on Sundays, especially when it’s chilly out. I eat it and pack for lunches all week.

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  4. The texts are perfect additions to this slice! I have only made chicken soup a handful of times and it is because, like you, I am the only one in my house who sees soup as a meal! This totally resonated with me. ❤

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  5. I love the way you intertwined the texting dialogue with your own adventures in the kitchen. What a great way to tell this story! This reminds me of the year my mom was sick on Thanksgiving, and my dad and I had to put the meal together. We kept running back and forth from the kitchen to her bedside to receive directions on what to do next. Thanks for bringing me back to those memories!

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