Hello lovely peeps! Hope you are having a good week. It is my humble self yet again. Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your precious time to view the page.
I have always wondered how three course meals started, ever thought same? I did a little research on food timelines and found that food historians believe it started from when humans evolved from being hunters into developing a sense for organised agriculture approx. 10,000BC! It all began with what a “square meal” was (Square being defined way back in 1836 as “full and complete”), to a later definition as a substantial, satisfying and balanced meal served on a square platter used on board ship! hmmm. Food eventually became categorised into Starters (appetisers), Main Course (entrée) and the most favourite for many, Pudding (dessert).
Yes, starters! (pat on the back if you guessed right from the previous post) hehe. I love soups, because it’s light and prepares my anxious taste buds for the main and the dessert lol. I rustled up my version of a Chicken and Summer Vegetables soup, here goes!
Boiled and tender chicken, two tbsp. olive oil, chopped leeks, chopped spring onions, chopped green beans, chopped cabbage, chopped courgettes, chopped sweet baby corn.
Method: Heat 2tbsp olive oil, add chopped spring onions and courgettes, sautéed for 20sec
Then add chopped leeks, baby corn, chicken stock, and cabbage. Add salt to season and allow to simmer for 1-2mins. Finally, add the green beans and boiled diced chicken (taste and season as desired)!.
Serve with any side of your choice. Here, I have served with homemade bread (recipe for another day) *smile*
Fantastico! as the Mexicans will say, lol
For that green effect, can add green peas, spinach, collard green etc. Any of the vegetables listed here can be substituted as desired. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces so they can cook all the way through quickly. Heat the pan first over relatively high heat. Add oil. Wait until the oil begins to shimmer before adding the vegetables. Cooking time depends on the desired tenderness.
Until next time, keep making it happen!
Tracey x x x