Chicken Soup for Lunch! Great recipe for family fun in the kitchen :)

So it was one of those mornings….I had a lot of work to do following up with the recent bill hearing and the little ones were bored and kind of driving me crazy. I knew it was time to refocus.

We went to the kitchen and team-worked on making chicken soup. I had made some rich stock a few days ago and was planning on making chicken soup anyway and this was the perfect chance. I don’t use a recipe, actually… I use guidelines.

Chopping carrots for Chicken SoupMy 5yo loves to chop carrots. He happily chopped carrots while we had a deep conversation.

Me: “Please remember to clean your hands; you’re touching other people’s food.”

Him: “Dragons are real and the ice dragon can turn invisible.” He studies dragons a lot!

Stirring onions for chicken soup

Meanwhile, my 2yo stirred the onions while they sautéed in the pan. (Thanks to a dear friend, I recently upgraded my pots and pans when she upgraded hers).

After a few minutes of dedicated chopping (and incessant talking like only a 5 yo can do) the carrots were all chopped up!

Chopped carrots for chicken soupI love that simple, easy guidelines and a little bit of practice offer my children fun opportunities in the kitchen and a time for us to reconnect, coming together over food!

Sometimes it’s nice for me to have the reminder that THIS is what it’s all about: Nourishing their bodies with good food and their souls with the conversation, and action that comes from a deep conviction!

When we are free to procure and eat nourishing food, we can pursue happiness in other areas of our lives! We had a great time in the kitchen together a SOUP-er lunch.

What recipes do you make with your kids?

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Chicken Soup for Lunch! Great recipe for family fun in the kitchen :)

Liz Reitzig

Food is the Foundation of Liberty. Nourishing Liberty is where we plant seeds for ideas to grow and flourish A place to be inspired by each other, to join together in peaceful activism, to build community.

Wherever you are in your personal journey toward clean living and local food, thank you for joining me in mine. I look forward to sharing it with you.

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