I make my chicken soup with a roasted chicken from Costco,. It’s already cooked, so I just take all the big meat parts off, and put them in the frig. Then I boil the carcas in my pasta pot, with lots of garlic and celery seed, 2 cinnamon sticks and some what not for flavor. When that’s boiled enough, just pull out the inside pasta pot and throw all that away (except I take out the softened garlic and add it back to the broth), then use baby carrots and chopped onion, boil them a while in the broth, at the last add the cut up saved chicken, a box of orzo, chopped napa cabbage and turn it all off and let it just cool. Stir a few times. Everything will cook as the whole thing sits there cooling. Add salt, pepper and cream sherry. That’s my version of chicken soup. This year I have vowed to learn to make pasta. I have a pasta maker my friend got me on Craig’s list. That’s next.
About Marri Champié
Three-time Dell Award recipient for Fantasy & Science Fiction, Marri Champié was Pushcart nominated for poetry in 2015, and degreed in Writing, photography & Earth Science. She won the 2013 Boise State University President's Writing Award for Fiction & poetry, & an Oregon Poetry Association Award in 2018. Marri has ridden into the the heart of the world--the Sawtooth Wilderness--multiple times, and her experiences are the foundation for her writing. Her novel “Silverhorn” released from Kasva Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in Cicada, ROAR, HOD, Blue Cubicle Press, Abyss & Apex, Outrider Press, The Tishman Review, Alcyone, Verseweavers, & other journals. She works as a freelance photo/journalist & wildfire support driver, & lives on a small ranch overlooking the Great Basin of Idaho with her horses & Jack Russell terriers, who help her with her writing.