Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mrs. Lacoste's Soup

My friend gave me the recipe for this last year and the children loved it. Emily has called it Mrs. Lacoste's soup ever since. :-)

I tweaked it a bit and here is the recipe.

Cover 2 large chicken breasts with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until cooked through. Reserve liquid.
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Cut into bite size pieces.
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Take 3 large leeks and slice.
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Rinse until clean.
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Mince 3 large garlic cloves. Melt a stick of butter (1/2 cup) in a large pot.
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Saute vegetables until soft.
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Add the reserved broth and enough water to fill the pot.
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I add chicken boullion, salt & pepper to taste, and about 1 tsp. of poultry seasoning. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook bowtie pasta (farfalle) until done.

Place 1/2 cup of the bowties in a bowl and ladle the soup over the pasta.
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I usually serve it with some sort of homemade bread or breadsticks.

Enjoy!