HAPPY SUNDAY MY FRIENDS,
I love Sunday’s we get to start the week off on a positive note. I really love to take this time set my intentions for a good week. I did however indulge a good bit the past few days with pasta, dairy, sugar and I’m paying for it for sure. I’m all puffy and sluggish – Oh well ya know what? We get to #RESET anytime we want. Sunday’s are my day for just that. I like to clean, do a juicing cleanse (give the tummy a break), cook and get in some cuddling. Abe is always up for a cuddle I have to grab the kids and/or Mike however to just stop them for a minute and show me some loving! Like literely I grab these people and say “slow the heck down! Whats the hurry? Mamma needs a hug”! Whatever, as far as cooking and helping my tummy/gut/ digestion I fall back on one of my best soups – Escarole Soup!
Escarole Soup With Chicken Thighs
Easy, healthy delicious soup you can whip up in just about an hour
- 1 TO 2 head Escarole Looks like bib lettuce - but not ask your produce mgr worth the hunt
- 6 lg cloves Garlic chopped
- 1/2 large Sweet Onion rough chopped
- 4 stalks Celery rough chopped
- To Taste Kosher Salt & Fresh Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 - 4 Chicken Thighs Skin On
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
Heat your olive oil, place chicken thighs in post and brown adding S&P, garlic powder. Saute both sides turning be sure not to burn garlic or chicken. Brown each side and remove from pot for later on nearby plate.
In same pot with chicken drippings - add onion, fresh garlic, celery and saute until just tender. Add your cleaned Escarole see below - tear in half or smaller stir and coat with all your ingrediants over medium heat. Really scrap bottom of pan to get all the goodies from the chicken into your greeens.
Cover with filtered water - just 2inches below lip of pot. Add your browned chicken and all the cooled juice from the plate ( dont eat these yet - may not be cooked all the way yet) they will finish cooking in your liquid.
Bring to a boil, add vegtable bouillion if you'd like a bit more flavor. Remember that it adds salt too so be light when salting the chicken prior. Cover and reduce to low boil for about 30 minuties stirring occasionally.
When ready to serve top with fresh grated parmeasan cheese, more red pepper flakes and a drizzle of olive oil. Some crusty bread would go just perfect too.
This is a great complete meal that really helps your tummy - gotta love Escarole, right? You can omit the Chicken thighs if you'd like and also add white cannelini beans. Either way you wont go wrong.
I hope you enjoy this soup – I know my family and friends sure do. Try it out and let me know how you like it. Remember to pack some in a glass container for work this week.
Oh yeah some of you are asking about the details of my lip color from my instagram post this morning. I did a little damage and have a beauty haul that I will be sharing but until then – the colors are from YSL Beauty @neimanmarcus Volupte Tint-In-Oil in 11 Love Me Nude, Lip liner Dessin Des Levres #3 and the new Baby Doll Kiss & Blush #2 Rose Frivole. I am just simply crazy for the entire haul and cant wait to show your tomorrow – maybe even on video too – playing with my new Canon camera – its the https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/point-and-shoot/advanced-cameras/powershot-g7-x-mark-ii that I’m loving tons right now. Not to worry Canon T4i your still my baby too!
Have a great day, slow down and be sure to take some time for yourself. Be sure to tell someone special you love them – ya never know.