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Chicken Soup with Homemade Bread

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Yesterday was kind of a lazy day for me. I was just lounging around after we cleaned up the inside and outside the house. My nieces and our maid was really the ones finishing up with the cleaning the inside of our house. My 4 kids helped Deo, my nephew, in cleaning up the outside. The people in my house really worked hard.

For our lunch time we just prepared simple and good bbq from Marietas and choice between rice and fries. The kids chose the fries. We had a good lunch, and time to think whats for dinner. Well I told my nephew after our lunch and after his working outside to buy me a whole chicken and with some other ingredients since he and Glenda were going to the grocery store anyway to buy stuff for our other business.

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But before Deo left he made a homemade bread first. See we have a bread machine in the house. He will just put the ingredients onto the bread machine and the machine will do the rest. The only people that make a lot of bread in the house are Deo and his sister Bebe.  In short they’re the experts now. Of course they learned it from me. Ha ha ha.  They learned some of the tricks to it.

So to make the soup, just have the ingredients ready. A whole chicken, put in a big pot with a lot of water.  With the chicken put 1 big onion or 2, 2 carrots. For ours 1 of the carrot I grated it since some of my kids doesn’t like to eat veggies. Put salt and lots of pepper to taste. I also add 1 or 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Then put on the stove, let it boil. Turn down the heat to medium keep it simmer for 2 hours, until chicken falls apart from the bones. Take out the chicken out from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Put the chicken meat back to the pot and let it continue to simmer for like 10 minutes. If you think that the water is low, add some more water and also cut and cube one more onion and put it in the pot. Try to taste if you need to put more salt. Cut and cube the other carrots and put it in the pot and let it simmer for like 15 minutes. Add the macaroni pasta just try to figure out how much you want. With me its a cup and half, take a look if you need to add more water. Keep tasting though, it might need more salt. When the pasta is cooked to your liking add the peas and corn let it simmer for like 5 minutes and done. Add some green onions and freshly grated pepper. Serve with the home made bread with butter.

Yummy!

You can also make the bread with butter and garlic and Parmesan cheese. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Minced the garlic finely and mix it with the butter, spread it on the sliced bread and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top. Put it in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese milted and become golden. Take out from the oven and serve with the chicken soup.

The good thing is that all of the ingredients in this recipe you can find here in the Philippines easily. You don’t have to go and find substitutes on the internet. If you have no bread machine you can buy some bread at the deli shop here in the Philippines. Some of the foreigners likes the sweet breads here in the Philippines. Bob still not used to that. Luckily we found a bread machine at our SM store here in Davao City a few years back. Hope you guys like it. Have fun eating.

Cheers!

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Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.

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Danny
Danny
11 years ago

Hi Feyma,

Lami!!, I love homemade chicken soup, my parents have always made the best chicken soup. Yours sounds so good, now I am hungry..haha.
I love homemade bread also, I didn’t care too much for the bread over there we bought from the bakeries, it was a little too sweet for me also.
We made French Toast with it a few times and it tasted good that way. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, amping,
Danny 🙂

Danny
Danny
11 years ago
Reply to  Feyma

French Toast is also very yummy with cinnamon too..Love it 🙂

Paul T
Paul T
11 years ago

Hi Feyma; Thanks to Bob’s article on the bread machine awhile back, I got one. If there is a better appliances (not counting the rice cooker, of course) in my house, I’ve not found it yet. I make bread 3 times a week, and the bread is wonderful. Plus it makes great toast. I’m going to make your garlic bread recipe this weekend, when my granddaughter comes over for her Lolo’s Spaghetti dinner, (she loves it with even without hot-dogs in it) Your chicken soup sound good, and I’ll try that in the future. But the bread machine… how did… Read more »

RANDY WEIS
RANDY WEIS
11 years ago
Reply to  Paul T

Hey Feyma, Thanks so much for the chicken soup receipe. It looks really good. i will be retiring to the Philippines in a few years and the bread machine will be a must for me. I love spaghetti and that bread will go great with it. Yours and Bobs info has been very valuable to me. Take Care and God Bless

Dan
Dan
11 years ago

Feyma that sure looks good…I love homemade chicken soup…one of my favorites is with home made nooldes or dumplings and the bread reminds me of my sisters bread that comes out of their bread machine…

Gary Wigle
Gary Wigle
11 years ago

Have a cold?? Chicken soup is the cure. I had a bread machine in Michigan. Nothing better than hot home made bread with real butter! Thanks Feyma.

maynard
maynard
11 years ago

Sounds good Feyma guess i will have to try that.Now if i could only make a good bisquit i would be happy.I miss having sausage bisquits and gravy having lived in the southern U.S. for so long..

MindanaoBob
11 years ago
Reply to  maynard

Hi maynard – Feyma knows how to make both good sausage and good biscuits! I often have sausage and biscuits with gravy for breakfast! How about a trip to Davao, and it’s my treat!

Steve Maust
Steve Maust
11 years ago
Reply to  MindanaoBob

Watch out Bob! You may have more visitors for breakfast! Biscuits and sausage and your treat? Just wish it was not a 10 hour flight to get there!

MindanaoBob
11 years ago
Reply to  Steve Maust

Ha ha.. I only made that offer for Paul! For everybody else is US$5.99! I may have a new business, Steve! 😉

peterjoy
peterjoy
11 years ago
Reply to  MindanaoBob

HI BOB

Come on mate we are all friends here what this $5.99 and us too for us here in australia that would be all most $10 and when i was there in 2005 we got 3 free breakfasts have a heart for ur friends mate god bless lol

from peter martin tassie

RANDY WEIS
RANDY WEIS
11 years ago
Reply to  MindanaoBob

Bob, I’ll pay $5.99 for some good sausage gravy and biscuits. no problem at all. keep up the good work. Randy

AlexB
11 years ago

Hi Feyma,

I’ll have to put a bread maker in my list to have. I miss good bread in Manila. I hope it is as easy as just putting the ingredients in the machine.

Alex

Paul T
Paul T
11 years ago
Reply to  Feyma

Alex;
I’ll back up Mrs. Martin, it is so easy. It takes about 10 minutes to put together all you need for the bread. Push a button and wait a couple of hours and you have hot fresh bread. I’ve found that if you add the yeast a few minutes after the machine starts mixing, it works best for me. Something about sugar and yeast don’t play well together!

hudson
hudson
11 years ago
Reply to  Paul T

Hey Paul,
I don’t use a bread machine, I use a heavy-duty stand mixer with a dough hook. (there’s something about having a loaf of bread with a blade stuck in the end of it)
Anyway I always mix a cup of flour, a cup of warm water, a tablespoon of sugar, and the yeast into a bowl before hand to “Bloom” the yeast. It takes about 15 mins. Its the equivelent of getting an extra rise out of the dough. Then subtract the amount of these ingredients from the recipie and start the bread

peterjoy
peterjoy
11 years ago

Hi Feyma

yes i love home made bread as i am from a big family mom would bake her own bread and there was no bread making machine back then it was all made by hand mate and it was lovley to eat hot how i miss it now and sad to say them days are over when it was made by hand now it is all machines and the bread is o the sqame as it was back then and by the way i am not over 50 so am not all that old lol

from peter martin tassie

Steve Maust
Steve Maust
11 years ago

Femya,
Now I truely understand why Bob is with you! No better way to a mans heart than through his stomach!
Waiting for you to post the recipe and pictures on here so I can show my wife! Maybe then I will get a good breakfast also.
I will have to go back through Bobs articals to see if I can find the bread machine one he wrote. I will have to get one so I can make some good bread also.

hudson
hudson
11 years ago

I love fresh bread. I just made a loaf of cheese bread. I plan on sending away for some San Fransico sourdough starter.

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