Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chicken Soup

Does chicken soup actually cure a cold or is it simply a myth?  This article suggests that it may actually help decrease the inflammatory response with viral colds.

If you don't already have a soup pot, you should definitely invest in one.  I got mine at Ross of all places.

It doesn't get any simpler than throwing chicken, carrots, onions, celery, salt and peppercorns into a pot of water.  Simmer the goodies for about an hour.  I like to use chicken legs and thighs (bone in).

After cooking, allow the soup to cool.  I like to put the soup in the fridge overnight to let the fat rise to the top.  In the morning, skim off the layer of fat, and you have yourself a nice broth.