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Made from scratch chicken soup pic heavy

2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
edited 3:09AM in EggHead Forum
Yesterday I posted I needed to make made from scratch chicken noodle soup for a very sick friend Margaret Chaffin and her husband Jim. Jim is staying home taking good care of her. Margaret as you know is a cancer patient again for the second time in two years for two separate illnesses.

This morning Cindy and I set out to make chicken soup per lowercase bill. Thanks lowercase bill! ;)

I was going to make some real potato rolls from a recipe I got from Grandpas Grub but, I think I will do that tomorrow. Thanks Kent :)

We picked up 2 2.5 pound chicks and I riped the skin off of one so it would take on some smoke flavor per Jethro Bodine. Thanks Stikeman. :)

I dusted them with Tasty Licks Mellow Yellow. Good stuff. ;) I grilled them till the breast came to 180F IT.


Then I took them straight to the stock pot with a couple of gallons of H20 and carrots and celery and onions and a little S&P.


We simmered until the meat began to fall off the bone about 3 hours.


Then we took everything out of the stock pot and took the chicken off the bones and tossed the used up veggies.



We divided the chicken stock about 2 quarts each and made a batch of plain chicken noodle soup with a few carrots for my friend who need to eat this nourishment.



Right after I took the chicks off the egg I setup for searing hamburgers for my friend Jim.

I grilled 8 and took Jim 4 with buns. :)



Next we turned to Village Idiot for a Chicken and dumpling recipe. Thanks Village Idiot. :)

Let me tell you this stuff is great! :P

We added 2 quarts to our 2 quarts and made some dumplings along with the chicken and carrots and celery and onions and garlic...


I rolled out the dough and sliced the dough with my pizza cutter. ;)


And plunked them in to the simmering chicken soup.


Here is one of 4 bowls I ate. This stuff is better than anything... :P :P :P

I couldn't believe how good this stuff is. :woohoo: :pinch: :silly:



  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    You're a great friend. The soup looks like something my Grandma would have made. Yum!
  • Looks like what my Grandma used to make! Hope and prayers for your neighbor.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks. :) It was a big hit and they were sooo grateful. :blush: It made me greateful also. ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks I did tell them today when Cindy and I delivered it that we all were praying for her. I get very humble talking about it.
  • I guess it is unanimous that it reminds of Grandmas chicken soup with my first reply 8 seconds after Woodbutcher with the same thoughts! LOL!
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    You got that right. ;)
  • dugdbugdugdbug Posts: 244
    oh my ohmy ohmy ohmy :) :) :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    You got that right. ;) :P
  • ChuggaBrewChuggaBrew Posts: 57
    The world would be a better place if it had more people like you.
    Not sure about it being like "grandmas," but it sure looks like what my granny used to make. :)
  • "The clock is running.
    Make the most of today.
    Time waits for no man.
    Yesterday is history.
    Tomorrow is a mystery.
    Today is a gift.
    That's why it is called the present."

    Alice Morse Earle 1902
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • ChuggaBrewChuggaBrew Posts: 57
    Anyone else really wanting some chicken soup right now???
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    glad i could help out for such a worthy cause. if that is just like gandma used to make does that make me grandma? seriously the reason it looks like grandma's is... after a few years of soup making i went to my friends of eastern european jewish descent and asked them how their grandmothers made chicken soup..i will call you tonight for the debriefing and now that you are on the right track we can add a couple of extras ..
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Very kind jesture for your friends Tim. Looks delicious. I'm sure they will be thankful.
    Little acts of kindness rock!!! ;)
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Steve It's some mighty fine chicken soup. :P
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks grandma :ermm: bill. This stuff we call chicken soup is a wonderful elixir. Like I said I had 4 bowls :P Tim

    Can't wait for the debriefing.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Molly. :) I am sooo humble by this. :blush:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Mr. Chillin Alice is so right. ;)
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Ahhh, pasta dumplings, nothing better. That's what I use for chicken and dumplings.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    Looks like the soup turned out great. I am sure your friends are very greatful ;)
    Now this comment has me a bit puzzled...

    "Right after I took the chicks off the egg I setup for searing hamburgers for my friend Jim.

    I grilled 8 and took Jim 4 with buns".
    What happened to the other 4 burgers? Surely you didn't eat those plus the 4 bowls of dumplings :ohmy:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    It was way good Barry. way good. ;) :P
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Richard why do you think they call me 2Fategghead? :laugh:

    Just kidding I ate one burger to make sure it wouldn't make Jim sick. :laugh: and saved the rest for tonight. ;)
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    WOW!! You are a true friend.
    I have made gallons of chicken soup and never thought of precooking the chicken on the egg first then boiling. No scum to skin :sick: and no straining the liquid :) .
    BTW the basic stock is a jump off point for several other soups that I make, slippery pot pie, tortilla soup and caldo tlalpeno.
    Here is a good recipe for the clado tlalpeno:
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    wkygriller wrote:
    I grilled 8 and took Jim 4 with buns".
    What happened to the other 4 burgers? Surely you didn't eat those plus the 4 bowls of dumplings :ohmy:

    This started out sounding like one of those 7th grade math problems.

    Tim leaves Nashville at 6:38am on a train going 38mph with 8 hamburgers. Thirty minutes later, Jim leaves Knoxville on a train ....... "

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Joan. I must admit I knew nothing about making chicken soup until the other day when I asked for help. This forum has definitely enabled Cindy and I. ;)

    Thanks for your help as well. :) Tim
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    :laugh: Hey Gary. I just want to say thanks for the chicken and dumplings recipe because we just loved it and the dumplings. Thanks again for your help. :) Tim
  • Kudos on a great cook!
    You friends are in great hands with you and Cindy ;)
    Chicken and dumplings are about the best comfort food around, so share some of that, too :kiss:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Did I read that correctly...

    ate 4 bowls! Must have been real good.

    Nice write up and thanks for posting.

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    home made chicken soup has to be the best comfort food going, universal fan favorite, winter or summer......nice touch on the home made douplings.

    t ACGP, Inc.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post Tim
    The soup looks amazing
    A very nice thing your doing for your sick friend
    Lots of good karma for you and yours :)

  • Very nice, Tim and Cindy. That is a labor of love, for sure.

    Did you really egg the chicken to 180 in the breast? Or is that a typo. Just wondered, cause of the 3 hours of boiling afterward.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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