Fall is here! I know I am getting older because I now love Fall. Like seriously love it. I used to be a summer person, I mean what is not to love about summer? Sand, sunshine, sitting pool side, and all of that fun stuff. But now, summer is kind of more about remembering sunscreen, juice boxes, and sitting literally pool side with high anxiety, trying not to panic while my kids test their water wings. Yeah… I am full fledge crazy and totally a mom. Embracing it!
Anywho…. I like Fall now. Boots, scarves, sweaters, and soup! Those are my top reasons for loving Fall. And while I put soup 4th on the list, it is really more like first! I love soup. I can’t even tell you how much I love soup! Why wouldn’t I like soup? It is SOUP-ER! Okay…I know, dumb joke, long day, let’s get to the point here, am I right? The point is…this soup is easy because it uses a Rotisserie Chicken! You know, $5 at Costco, and no work. Yay!
I make up for the pre-made chicken with tons and tons of amazing vegetables! And soup-er easy broth that is bursting with awesome flavor. (Would it be too much to say Soup-er again?…yes…yes it would! But it really is.)
I loved this soup because not only did it taste like the welcome of Fall (You thought I was going to say Soup-er didn’t you?) we actually ate half the rotisserie chicken for dinner the night before, then I made my stock, and used the other half of the chicken in this soup. So two dinners with one chicken. Perfect! It was rich and flavorful without being overpowering. And it was like wrapping up in a nice blanket.
Chicken noodle soup is total comfort food, so cut yourself some slack and go ahead and buy the rotisserie, used canned broth, and make stock later if you really want to. If you don’t I won’t judge! After all, it is Fall, curling up in front of a fire with your slippers on, and sipping on a cup of hot cocoa while you secretly listen to Christmas music 80 days before the holiday starts is just fine by me.
Oh, and if you are feeling ambitious (but not too ambitious), these Garlic Bread Twists are not only really fast to whip up, but taste pretty great too!
Or if you are feeling chicken noodle soup, but want something different, this Chicken Tortellini Soup is ah-may-zing! Emphasis on the ZING!
Or how about this Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe, with garlic to help fight off colds?
Or try this Tomato Basil with Grilled Cheese Croutons