I was going to say it’s a cold, rainy day but I’m afraid most, or at least many north of here, would laugh at what I’m calling cold. It was drizzling before we got up this morning. We have a metal roof and the master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling (as do the dining and living rooms) but the kitchen, bathrooms and other bedrooms have regular ceilings and while, I understand the importance of attic space and insulation, our metal roof doesn’t sound anything like my grandma’s old metal roof sounded in the rain. We can hear the rain better in the rooms with the cathedral ceilings, probably because we didn’t add more insulation to those rooms, but, if we have the windows open, we can hear the rain on the roof better and I love it. This morning I stayed in bed for over an hour, reading and listening to the rain.
Yesterday after Vince went to the grocery store, I was helping put things in the freezer and as I was making room for the new stuff, I grabbed a frozen chicken and thought “taking this out will create some room” so, out came the frozen chicken.
The chicken was mostly defrosted this morning and my tentative plan was to roast it and make Stove Top dressing, which we both like . . weird, huh?
Then I remembered how much we love turkey bone soup and with it being a cold, rainy day, the soup won out. Into the pot went celery, garlic, onions, a bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper, water and a chicken. Once the chicken was boiled til tinder, and cooled, I picked the meat off the bone, fished out all the cooked celery, onions, etc. out of the broth, added carrots, chopped celery, mini pasta and about half of the chicken meat. Once the carrots were tender and the pasta was done, we each had a bowl of soup – with Saltines and grated Parmesan cheese.
Yummy chicken soup . . on a cold (or not so cold), rainy day. Perfect!