Chicken Soup Anyone

Chicken Soup Anyone

A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well.

Henny Youngman


In the middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Tilly: All Jewish mothers know this this false. Chicken soup is the cure for colds.

If chicken soup was an aphrodisiac then this soup will turn anyone on…

Tilly: Beware who you invite to eat it is all I can say.

It is easy to make vegan… omit meat and use veggie broth.


And if this does turn you on… please keep it to yourself.

Tilly: The ingredients are definitely inviting.

Olive and Tilly

Vermicelly Soop

Take two Quarts of good Broth, made of Veal and Fowl, put to it about half a Quarter of a Pound of Vermicelly, a bit of Bacon stuck with Cloves; take the bignefs of half an Egg of Butter, and rub it together with half a Spoonful of Flower, and ’dissolve it in a little Broth to thicken your Soop;, boil a Pullet or Chicken for the middle of the Soop ; let your Garnishing be a Rim, on the Outside of it cut a Lemon, soak your Bread in your Dish with some of the same Broth; take the Fat off, and put your Vermicelly in your Dish, and serve it up.

from: Court cookery: or, The compleat English cook

1725, Robert Smith

Tilly: Lordy, I do so wishe thefe Brits wood lerne to spelle.

Olive, shall I tell her now folks that she is British.

Tilly: Indeed I am – may I should have written ‘… do so wishe thofe Brits had lerned to spelle as we do today.’

Or you can make this easy version of this aphrodisiac:

Chicken Noodle Soup


Serves 8 (Yes, I know that would be an orgy. Olive)

Tilly: Nah – doesn’t have the same orgasmic ingredients!

1 (46 ounce) can chicken broth / 1304,07 gr

1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken, cubed / 226.79 gr

2 cups uncooked egg noodles / 473.18 ml

1 cup sliced carrot / 236.59 ml

1/2 cup chopped onion / 118.29 ml

1/3 cup sliced celery / 78.07 ml

1 teaspoon dill weed / 4.92 ml

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper / 1.23 ml


1 Throw it all in a big saucepan and simmer 20 minutes.

Options: If you feel the need you may pre-cook the noodles and serve separately and let them fill their own bowls.

Tilly: But that defeats the ‘throw it all in a big saucepan for 20 minutes’! Twenty minutes is plenty, plenty time for the noodles to cook. Why make work …

Below is the Chinese Noodle soup Tilly insisted I put back in.- Olive

Five-spice Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves: 4


2 cups water

1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth / 396.89 g

2 green onions, thinly bias-sliced

2 teaspoons soy sauce / 9.85 ml

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder / 1.23 ml

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger/ 0.59 ml

2 cups chopped bok choy / 473.18 ml

1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced into strips

2 ounces angel hair pasta precooked / 56.69 g

1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken / 354.69 ml


  1. In a large saucepan combine water, chicken broth, green onions, soy sauce, garlic, five-spice powder, and ginger; bring to boiling.

2 Stir in bok choy, sweet pepper strips, and noodles; return to boiling, reduce heat; boil gently, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in noodles

3 Stir in chicken, heat through and Serve

Happy now Tilly? – Olive



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7 thoughts on “Chicken Soup Anyone

    1. Well, I can only concur with Albert Einstein – and delighted that Jerry does too – when he said, ‘A woman is always rights but sometimes confused, or maybe misinformed, rude, stubborn, unchangeable, senseless – but never wrong. She is always right.’

  1. It is turning to soup weather here in the Pacific Northwest, chilly mornings and evenings, warm afternoons. A pot of soup simmering on the stove makes for a perfect fall day. ??

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