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Jun 11, 2013

Foot Surgery Tomorrow, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Foot Surgery Tomorrow-
Well I'm off for foot surgery tomorrow morning, so won't be blogging much for a little bit. After my big bone spur is removed from my left heel, I'll be living in one of these for a while.-

My foot will be elevated, iced and I'll be on the couch for a day or 2. Dressing comes off Friday, then I can shower. We got a shower chair at a thrift store! The good news, I have one of these, rented, for a while-

You put your bum leg on the pad and can wheel around pretty fast! She's purty! I wish I'd had this 15 years ago, when I had the same thing, on the other foot. The really nice thing about the wheelie cart is you can lock the brakes and stand for a while. That will make cooking and various chores much easier and safer. I'm VERY grateful I have the summer off and have excellent insurance.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup-
Pretty cute in my thirfting bowls, huh? Eating while on pain pains the next day or two, I decided to make some chicken noodle soup. Nourishing and easy on the stomach. Here's my version-


1 whole roasting chicken
3 cups chopped carrots
    "         "    celery, including tops
1 whole yellow onion, chopped
1 TBL. thyme
1 tsp. powdered garlic
1 TBL salt, to taste
1 tsp. pepper
2 bay leaves
1 qt. low sodium organic chicken broth
1 TBL. chicken bouillon paste
1 lg. package extra wide egg noodles

I put the whole chicken in a large stock pot, put in the chicken broth and then cover with water, barely. Add everything except the noodles and paste. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours. Take the chicken out of the pot, carefully, then de-bone, and chop chicken. It will be hot, so cool a bit first. I used all the meat, but no skin. Put all the meat in the pot, bring to a simmer, add paste and salt to taste. Add noodles the last 1/2 hour before serving.  You could add sage and/or parsley too. Serve with some crackers or bread. Stores well, you may need to add more water when re-heating.


Carolyn said...

Good luck on the foot surgery. Looking forward to your "recovering" post!

Gail said...

Praying for a fast recovery. Good luck.

Michelle said...

Praying for a fast recovery.

Kristina said...

Praying here too, for a quick recovery. That scooter looks pretty snazzy.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I hope it goes very well for you and you are up and about quickly. I think my hubby is facing the same thing possibly. He sees the doctor next week.

Susan said...

Sounds like you are organized (as usual...);-) I love that scooter! What a great invention. Be sure to take it easy and give yourself time to heal. We will be looking forward to an update!

Candy C. said...

I hope the surgery goes well. What a great idea to fix the soup ahead of time and it does look extra good in your cute bowl!
I had to laugh that your first picture was of your chickens...right under 'Chicken Noodle Soup!' ;)

2 Tramps said...

Hope all goes perfectly and you are back on your "foot" again very soon!

We know a gal that scooted around on one of those things while cooking at a BBQ competition - pretty nifty!

nancy said...

Thanks all...

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