Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Destined to have a restful day..

First and foremost I must thank you all for your response to my guest post on Rachel @ "French Farmhouse 425".  I was overwhelmed as I am sure she was too!  All I can say is I'm in good company ; )

So this morning I found myself chilled to the bone and feeling a bit under the weather.  Tis the season right?  I had no choice but to bundle up, and plop myself in front of the computer...sniffle, sniffle.

Nothing sounds better for dinner than some warm yummy chicken soup, and this craving led me to this recipe...

6 cups low-fat,  low-sodium chicken stock
2 whole chicken legs, poached
3 eggs
1/3 cup orzo pasta
2 lemons
Salt and pepper
Begin by poaching the chicken legs. Other cuts of chicken can be used – I love the dark meat of the legs because it remains nice and moist in the soup and adds a lot of flavor.
In a medium pot, barely cover the chicken with salted water, add a few grinds of black pepper and simmer on low, partially covered with a lid, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover completely and let cool in the liquid for 10 minutes, or until they can handled easily. Remove the skin, and pull the meat from the legs in bite sized pieces.
Heat the chicken stock (either homemade or canned) in a soup pot to a simmer. Add the orzo, a little torpedo shaped pasta, to the water and cook for 10 minutes, still at a simmer. Ensure that the pasta is fully cooked.
Meanwhile beat the eggs with a fork until they are frothy and add the juice of 1 and 1/2 of the lemons. Reserve the other half of lemon for garnishing..
To the eggs, add a tablespoon of the hot chicken broth, beating it in quickly.  This will “temper” the eggs – or slowly bring them up in temperature so they will not scramble in the soup. Repeat with two more tablespoons of broth.
With the soup off the heat, add the egg mixture to the pot, stirring all the while. Place back on a warm burner, but  Do not bring the soup to a boil after this point, or the eggs will scramble.
Add the poached chicken, warm on very low and correct for salt and pepper. Garnish the soup with slices of lemon and Enjoy!

Then my attention is drawn to the fact that my little toes can't seem to get warm.  Maybe what I need are these...
Sock Theory

And who says you can't be layed up in bed and not look pretty?
Also from Sock Theory, and simply divine.

These beauties remind me that I will feel better soon, and I will eventually doll myself up in garments that I can only imagine will look like this...


Like I said...a girl can imagine.  Maybe all I need are some zzzz's.  Have a happy Tuesday all!


  1. Ahhh hope you feel better soon hun.
    Oh those feet look so pretty :)
    Love those outfits....so feminine.
    That looks like a real yummy chicken soup!
    Yes Natalie, get some zzzz's...that always helps :)

    in His love,
    Deborah xo

  2. Lovely blog!
    So glad you came by today, so glad we are friends now!

  3. I had one of those days myself. I didn't make it into work and haven't made it out of my pj's either. Your soup looks soo yummy.

  4. Oh my, this looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. ~*Hope you feel better soon my friend~*~* HUGS, Rachel ;)~*

  6. You sound busier than me and I am not even sick!! I did feel like something was coming on yesterday and would have loved some of that chicken soup {and the lemons make it sound wonderful!!}. I'll save the recipe.

    You have a great sense of humor! I'd wear those little toe socks around the house but my husband would be chasing me in circles if I went any further!! Love those images!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week, Natalie!


  7. Hi Natalie!!! Thank you so much for stopping by! You have such a pretty blog and I am going to have to try this soup! I can't wait to explore your posts!

  8. Hi Natalie! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit... it's nice to meet you! Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. That chicken soup looks like it will fix you right up. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Take care,
    Jo :)

  9. Sorry to hear your not feeling well. Hope resting up and snacking on your yummy chicken soup gets you feeling better soon.

  10. Hi Natalie! Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well...have a little soup and get some rest okay? Best wishes :)

  11. I love it that when you're ill you still want to wear pretty things!!

    I cooked chicken and lemon risotto the other day and it was scrummy. I think chicken and lemon go together like.....errrr....me and my computer!!!

    Get well soon. Have a lovely bubble bath with a magaine - that always perks me up!



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