October 3, 2013

Mama's Chicken Soup

My mother is a wonderful cook.  She used to call me and say you've got to try this recipe.  She would sometimes eat something in a restaurant she liked, and she could pretty much duplicate it at home.  Years ago, she and my stepfather would watch Mr. Food on the local news every day and try his recipes.  This, of course, was way before the internet where thousands of recipes are literally at your fingertips or the many cooking shows on television today.

Sometimes she would just make recipes up.  Long story short, this is one of her originals.  I do add pasta to my version because, well, I like pasta, a lot.

It is quite simply delicious.  

Mama's Chicken Noodle Soup:

2 bone-in chicken breasts
1 box chicken broth
1 can mixed vegetables, drained
1 box Denali pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
Cheese Whiz or Velveeta Cheese

Boil chicken breasts in chicken broth.  Do not discard broth.  Debone chicken.  In a small sauce pan, melt two tablespoons of butter, stir in two tablespoons of flour, and one cup of milk.  Stir constantly over medium heat until thickened.  Melt in a few tablespoons of Cheese Whiz.  Strain broth and return to pot.  Add in cheese sauce, mixed vegetables, half box of pasta.  Cook on medium heat until pasta is done.  Add in chicken.   Simmer.  Add cracked pepper to individual bowls.  Serve to family and friends!


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