Grandma Marina with Sami and Jake
In her living room, in Freedom, CA. March 2007
Thank you everyone for your sweet notes and condolences regarding our two guard dogs.
Today was my 'blue' day. Our company (The Good Ol' Boys) left this morning, kids went off to school, and I was left alone with my sad little heart. It was very hard to get motivated to do anything productive.
So, tonight we are having Grandma Marina's Chicken Soup for dinner. This recipe is what I use for when one of us is coming down with a cold. It is a wonderful cure! I also use it for comfort food, and right now, I am needing the warm of my Grandma's loving soup to warm my soul.
By the way, my Grandma will be 95 in November!
Here is the recipe:
GRANDMA’S CHICKEN SOUP
Head of Garlic
One stalk of celery, cut up
Carrots, cut up
Tomato (one small one, or ½ medium), chopped
Two handfuls of pasta (rice, potato, macaroni or noodles)
½ dozen green onions, chopped
- Put water in soup pot and boil
- Put chicken in pot of boiling water, add salt to taste
- Add garlic, cleaned and whole
- After 25 minutes of boiling, add celery, carrots, tomato, pasta and onions
- Bring to second boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes
I also add tortilla salad wraps to our meal.
Heat corn tortillas in butter. Remove when cooked. Add grated cheese, bite size lettuce pieces and cut up cilantro. Roll up. To eat - hold in one hand, your spoon in the other. Dip salad wrap into soup, take a bite, alternate with spoon and salad! Yum....