Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy cold meets hot warm Soup!

The Weather!!!

In my wonderful part of Cali, the weather has been crazy insane. Unable to decide if we get 70 degrees and sunny, or cold sideways rain with wind blowing up to 50 miles per hour. Needless to say, we now have flooding streets and overflowing creeks. The good thing about all this rain, is that my rain barrels are overflowing and the garden is thoroughly watered!

With weather like this, all we need is SOUP!

My latest soup Chicken Gnocchi  with Kale.

I love this soup and it is so easy to make.


3 Chicken Breasts (cooked and chopped)
4 cups of Chicken Broth
2 Cups Half & Half
2 Celery Stalks
2 Garlic Cloves (from the garden)
2 Carrots (from the garden)
1/2 medium Yellow Onion
1 1/2 cups of Kale (from the garden)
Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Thyme (from the garden)
Salt & Pepper
16-18 ounces Potato Gnocchi (you can make from scratch)


Saute the onions,garlic,carrots,celery in olive oil over medium heat until onion is translucent.

Next add chicken, half & half, chicken stock, salt, pepper and thyme.
Heat to boiling and then add gnocchi. Gently boil for 3-4 minutes.
Then simmer the soup for 10 minutes.

Add chopped Kale and cook for an additional 2 minutes until Kale is wilted.

Heat to boiling and then serve!
Such a yummy soup for a cold night.

We had some Garlic Bread with our soup. The bread is so good dipped into the soup.


What soups do you love making on cold winter nights?

Spring is almost here, again!!!

Happy Eating!!!


  1. That soup looks so delicious. I'm ready for some warm weather myself. I want to do a no dig garden project experiment this year but cannot even get some boxes placed due to the sogginess.


  2. Greg,
    Thanks! Im interested in reading all about your no dig garden project! I have a few ideas up my sleeve this summer as well! Hopefully we have the sunshine soon and less soggy!

  3. Looks great, Jen. I just made chicken stock yesterday so I'm ready to make this today - good timing!


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