I didn’t originally plan to make soup for tonight’s menu, but it has been frightfully cold here today (with temps not reaching above 25 F). So, a soothing hot soup came to mind and found its way to fruition.

While my chicken soup contains some of the traditional components you might expect, there are also a few that you might not be accustomed to. And, it’s hearty enough to serve as a one-dish meal with only a small sidekick sandwich added, along with a dessert suggestion.

Chicken Noodle Soup with carrots, celery, onions, lots of garlic, cannellini beans, bitter greens, and house-made black pepper pasta
Grilled pepperjack cheese sandwich

Tangerine ice cream with macadamia-coconut-white chocolate chunk cookies