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This is the easiest chicken soup you will ever make. There are no given amounts, everything but the pasta is added at once, and it is simply delicious, very satisfying, and a favorite of all who try it. I hope you will too!
Passed on down from my Granny, I've never had one better. To begin, chop up celery, onions, and carrots, as much or as little as you like. I tend to go heavy on the veggies, I like CHUNK in my soup. Gather a couple of split chicken breasts, ON THE BONE please, dill, salt, pepper, and a few chicken bouillon cubes. Bring a big pot of water to a boil, now throw all your ingredients in. Bring it back to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Turn off heat. Remove chicken, shred it or cube it, whatever, and toss it back in. (I usually use 2 split breasts and save 1 for chicken salad.) When you are ready to serve boil up some tubettini and toss the amount you like in individual bowls. NOT INTO THE SOUP!! It will become mushy and absorb the liquid. FINALLY...YOU MUST USE MY GRANNY's SECRET INGREDIENT when you serve this soup. She always,always, always topped the soup with freshly grated locatelli cheese. DO NOT SKIP THIS. Makes a world of difference. Makes it cloudy in appearance, but can't judge it by that, swear!
This is a truly yummy, comforting bowl of soup. WE make a meal out of it. The photo does NOT do it justice. Promise. Easy...good, soo good. This next treat, I saw on Melanie's blog, Mel's Kitchen Cafe. Cheesecake Bars. A wonderful alternative to making a cheesecake when you are pressed for time. The crust is doubled, the cheesecake is light and creamy. I have made this quite a few times already. Fabulous! Word.