Monday, June 3, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen : weekly recipe link up - chicken soup

I join forces with my good friend Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady each
week to bring you this family friendly recipe link up. It is our desire to
encourage families to cook and eat together. Meals cooked at home
are healthier, and time spent together in the kitchen is good for families!

We use Cooking 101 as part of our family homeschool. I’m teaching
the boys to put together healthy family meals, life skills, and budgeting,
as well as teaching them tips for cooking in the kitchen.We encourage real food vs. processed food. Let’s bring the family, back to the table!

Homemade chicken soup is something we make frequently at our house. Instead of buying store bought broth or using bullion full of preservatives and junk, we make our own stock.

We love to use chicken bones, but this week, we only had boneless chicken available from the freezer. We threw 3 big pieces into a pot of water and let it boil. We added garlic, black and red pepper and a bit of salt for flavor. We also like to add celery stalks, but again didn't have any.

The boys went to work chopping up the veggies we had on hand:


They chopped potatoes, onions, and carrots with regular kitchen knives
we pretend they are as sharp as regular ones - to practice for the real thing

Once the chicken was cooked through, I pulled it out of the pot and, when cooled, pulled it apart. The boys demonstrate their technique in the picture left.

I added the veggies to the pot and cooked until soft and tender then added the pulled chicken.

It makes for a hearty, healthy, meal! You can make a lot of different varieties of soup from a basic broth such as this. From thick stews, to summer veggies - a basic broth is a great starting point.

Join us by linking up your favorite family recipes or tips for cooking with kids! Grab a button from below, on my side bar, or use a text link back to Adventurez. Please visit another participant or more to help encourage each other. I’ll be visiting and Pinning away on our Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest board here. It’s a wonderful resource for finding yummy recipes the whole family will love.

Enjoy your time in the kitchen this week!

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