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 Champie
Pushcart nominated for poetry in 2015, Marri Champie degreed in Writing, photography and Earth Science, won three Dell Awards for Fantasy/Science Fiction, and the 2013 Boise State University President’s Writing Award in fiction and poetry. Her novel “Silverhorn” releases from Kasva Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in Cicada, ROAR, HOD, Blue Cubicle Press, Abyss & Apex, Boise Weekly, Writers Rising Up!, Standing, Rat’s Ass Review, Outrider Press, IdahoLife, Fiftiness, and others. She works as a freelance photo/journalist and wildfire support driver, and lives on a small ranch overlooking the Great Basin of Idaho with her horses and Jack Russell terriers, who help her with her writing. Website: WriteIdahoWriter.com