Monday, May 11, 2009

Winner, Winner .....and a Chicken Dinner!!

Sorry I have been MIA the past few days. But once again "Big Daddy" and "Muscles" have been kind enough to spread around of their "flu infested" love!! And I have been sick in bed ALL weekend. Yes, even on Mother's Day!! I am feeling better, so that is good. But it is very nerve wrecking having the flu when all the news has been talking about is the "Swine" flu!!

So, all if you out there feeling the effects of all of the viruses going around I figured before I announce the winner of my 100th Post Giveaway...I would share a recipe.


1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) fryer chicken, cut up
3 1/2 quarts water
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 bay leaves
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups sliced celery, with leafy green tops
2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup cooking sherry
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup grated Parmesan, optional
3/4 cup heavy cream, optional
Seasoning salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Crusty French bread, for serving
For the stock: add all ingredients to a soup pot. Cook until chicken is tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool. Remove and discard bay leaves and onion. You should have approximately 3 quarts of stock. When chicken is cool enough to touch, pick bones clean, discarding bones, skin, and cartilage. Set chicken aside.
For the soup: bring stock back to a boil, add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. Add celery and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to directions on package. When noodles are done, add chicken, mushrooms, parsley, sherry and rosemary. Add Parmesan and cream, if using. Cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if needed, by adding seasoning salt and pepper. Enjoy along with a nice hot crusty loaf of French bread.

Now, since I covered the 'chicken' part of my title on to the 'winner' part........drumroll please....the winner of my 100th Post Giveaway is........LISA from Primitives From Above!!!!

Congrats Lisa!! And thank you, thank you, thankyou to ALL of you that either already were or recently became one of my followers!! I appreciate each and everyone of you!! BTW Lisa, just one HAVE to show some pics of what you did with all of your goodies!!!! I bought doubles on a couple of the things and I NEED ideas...PLEASE!!!!!


Lisa said...

How exciting!! I am so anxious to receive everything. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!


Pam said...

Congratulations Lisa!

girliegirl said...

Thanks for the delicious recipe. I hope you feel better.


This Country Girl said...


I hope you're feeling better! Any of the flus going around this year have been yucky!

Congratulations to Lisa!


April said...

So sorry to hear that you've been sick! That nasty bug is going around everywhere...we've been lucky to steer clear of it, so far! Congrats to Lisa for winning your giveaway!

country gal said...

How great!!!!! Congrats, Lisa!!!!!!

Love, Joy =D

Farmchick said...

Just stopping in to say hi and catch up on what is going on! Sorry to hear you were must be feeling better by now though right!?!?! Hope you have a sweet Sunday and hope you can stop in for a visit soon!