Ah, Chicken Noodle Soup - A universal comfort food, and the best cure to a bad cold. Gotta love it. I know I do.
Homemade chicken noodle soup has nothing on the stuff from the can. You need a microscope to find the chicken in that stuff. You certainly don't need one here - this contains one whole chicken's worth of meat. This is one that certainly won't leave you hungry at the end of the bowl.
To make this one a little more special - whether it's for the upcoming Valentines Day - or just for any other time when you want an extra touch. With a few strokes, you can transform normal sliced carrots into the cutest little hearts to adorn your soup with.
How cute is that??
It's simpler than it looks too. Here's a little tutorial to help you along.
After peeling your carrots, cut them in half or even into thirds if you have extremely long carrots. It's easier to do in smaller pieces. Now, make a slanted cut into one side of the carrot with a sharp knife all the way down to the opposite end. Like this.
Now, do the same thing on the other side, making a 'V'.
Make 2 small slanted cuts on each side of the bottom to make the rounded bottom more of a sharp, pointed edge - making the bottom of your heart.
That's it. All done. Adorable, right?
Now, on to the recipe for this fantastically delicious Chicken Noodle Soup.