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.
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.
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.