Back from the dead

It's been pretty quiet around here, due to the fact that I spent the majority of last week either sleeping or feeling awful and wishing I was sleeping. My dear, sweet, wonderful Sean took a day off of work to take care of me and did his best to put up with my constant complaining and dramatics. Then, just as I was starting to feel better, he started with the sniffles and sore throat. (What happened to good karma??)

So, since I've been feeling much better, I made my way back into the kitchen, hellbent on whipping something up that would make him feel the same.

I love to cook, but in no way am I a genius with food. I have to follow recipes to the tee or all is lost.

I go through phases when it comes to my cook-crushes.

I love the things that Rosie comes up with, and have gotten some good stuff from Nicole, but most of the dishes I make come from Pinterest. This is actually where I found THE BEST food blog as far as easy recipes and DELICIOUS food are concerned. The Pioneer Woman, (otherwise known as Ree Drummond) is a genius. I adore her BBQ Comfort Meatballs and if you're feeling really naughty, her super simple recipe for "The Bread" tastes like candy.

So, when I needed an awesome recipe for soup I went no further than Dee's site and she definitely did not disappoint.

I went with her Italian Chicken Soup. It was SO easy and SO scrumptious.

(I said before that I rarely deviate from a recipe, and this is true execpt when it comes to laziness. Instead of making my own chicken broth with a huge chicken and 30 minutes worth of boiling, I bought a rotisseire chicken and a box of chicken broth. Sue me.)

My relatively healthier version of Dee's bread. Whole grain loaf and about a 1/4 of the butter. 
If only you could smell this pot of goodness! 

I added some shaved parmesan cheese and a swirl of Sriracha at the end and voila! 

I'm hoping it will last for several days as lunch and an easy left over dinner choice this week! 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! There's NOTHING like piping hot soup/stew to make you feel 109274029386502185724385 times better.
    I frickin' love Ree. I want to be ber BFF.