Simple meals can be the best meals. Tonight’s recipe is really a canvas upon which your guests, or family, can create their own masterpiece. By providing hot stock and a selection of ingredients it allows for more time at the table enjoying lively conversation and togetherness. No meal is truly complete unless it can be shared with those you care about, and that my friend is nourishment for the spirit!
For this dish you’ll need:
Chicken stock (2 boxes, 3 if you are feeding more than 4 or are really hungry)
One box of your favorite pasta
Whatever vegetables look good or you are growing in your garden (We used Sweat Potato, Turnip, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Carrot and Mushrooms)
Chicken (a roasted chicken from the grocery store works great)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Cut your vegetables into bite sized or smaller pieces, toss with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Place on a cookie sheet and roast 20-30 minutes (longer for bigger pieces) or until they begin to brown and get soft.
While the vegetables are roasting place one box of chicken stock in a large pot, add at least an equal amount of water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until tender. (You may need to add water while they cook, just keep an eye on the level of your liquid). Cooking in the stock will give the noodles some flavor of their own!
Place your remaining boxes of stock in a pot and heat to boiling, reduce the heat and keep simmering until the rest of your ingredients are ready.
While everything is cooking, strip the meat off of your chicken and cut into bite sized pieces. You can separate white and dark meat if that is important to your guests and simple enough to do!
Once everything is cooked, place the vegetables and chicken on a plate or in separate bowls, as you prefer. Place the noodles in a large bowl. Now for the fun part. Put all of the ingredients out on the table. Let your diners assemble their soup and add the stock. Top with green onion and or parsley.