There is nothing like a good bowl of soup. Soup equals comfort and that seems to heal the soul. As a child, I remember eating chicken noodle soup and crackers. MyAunt Peg made the best corn chowder. It was my favorite. I love the combination of the sweetness of the corn mixed with the potatoes and cream. A few years ago though I found a recipe for a soup that was a little bit of a surprise because it contained ginger. I have made the recipe so often that I don't even have the original recipe anymore or even remember the original name, but I call it ginger carrot soup. My children love it! It is a great way for me to get them to eat some carrots. It works wonders when you are pregnant with an upset stomach. The ginger quiets the stomach.
6 large potatoes peeled and cubed
4 cups of chicken broth
1 large carrot peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon powder ginger
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 poached chicken breast cubed
serves a family of 4-5
Place the potatoes, carrots, garlic, and ginger in a large pot and cover with the chicken broth. If the broth doesn't cover the mixture then add just enough water to cover. Boil for 20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. While the other mixture is cooking in a small saucepan poach chicken breast by covering with water and cooking for 6 minutes. When the chicken is finished cube it into bite-size pieces and set aside until potatoes mixture is cooked. When the potatoes are fork tender turn down the heat and add chicken, cream, and butter and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste. By cooking the chicken in a separate pan you will ensure tender chicken. Serve with a yummy loaf of french bread or a side salad.