I made some delicious chicken soup. Of course it is always delicious when it is full of fat from using a whole chicken.
I started with a whole chicken. I washed it and removed the um, goodies, from inside it. I put it in a pot of water with a cayenne pepper, some onions and herbs. Oh and I added some orange rind. The herbs I chose were fresh rosemary and fresh sage.
I cooked the chicken for about an hour then pulled it out of the water and de-boned it. I put the meat back into the pot. Then I added some carrots, brussel sprouts and mustard greens.
I also made some sweet potato gnocchi and cooked it in the soup.
Essentially what I had was chicken and dumplings.
I had some extra gnocchi so I put them on a plate lined with wax paper and put it in the freezer for about an hour. Then I put them into a freezer bag for later use.
Please ignore state of my freezer. I don’t have a big fancy freezer. Just a normal sized one that is stuffed from our last grocery trip and the last harvest of the gardens. It is a mess, I know. On the upside, the gnocchi will freeze nicely and really that’s what is important.