|Mommy Bowl and Toddler Bowl (half way through lunch when I thought to take a picture of them)|
|Mommy made soup for lunch|
|Let me think|
|I'll get this chunk of beans and meat right here...|
|Open wide! I hope this is good.|
|Surprise! Wow! This is YUMBO!|
|Getting every single drop|
|Keep licking, there might be more on there.|
|That was so good it deserves a smile- but not at the expense of getting that last drop.|
|Still smiling, still licking. Really, there's more in your bowl, you know.|
|I think she'd rather have a straw.|
|Mommy Bowl and Toddler Bowl both empty- YUMBO!|
Yumbo Chicken and White Bean Soup
(serves 4 lunch portions, or stretch it to feed 6)
1-2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 small clove garlic, if desired, smashed. I didn't use it this time, but would next time.
3 stalks of celery, chopped
handful of celery leaves, also chopped
about a cup of leftover roasted chicken. We roast chickens whole and then leave the leftovers in the fridge for a weeks worth of meals like this.
3 cups of homemade chicken stock, or at least 1 cup stock and the rest water, or add water to make it stretch a little if you have more people.
2 cups of White Beans, soaked overnight in 4 cups of water
teaspoon salt, and some fresh ground pepper
Add to each bowl
1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
dollop of sour cream
Saute the onions and celery and celery leaves in the butter in a soup pot. Add a pinch of salt after they've cooked for awhile, but not too soon or they'll just be soggy. Add the garlic at the end and saute for a few minutes, but not too long. You don't want it to brown.
Add chicken stock, chicken and any needed water to make the amount you'd like. Add some ground pepper and let it cook for half an hour. Add the beans, and cook 40 minutes to an hour, or until the beans are cooked but still firm. Sprinkle parmesan and a dollap of sour cream on each bowl and enjoy! YUMBO!
(**Yumbo was a term originally coined by Joey while Charlotte was beginning to eat solids, and we would use her Bumbo chair as a high chair. Joey would sing Charlotte her Yumbos in the Bumbo song while he fed her her applesauce.**)
**This post was shared on Kelly the Kitchen Kop's Real Food Wednesday on 9/21/2011**