Monday, March 28, 2011

Bring It To My Mouf

Good Gawd almighty, we have three sick kids AGAIN this weekend. Seriously. This cold just keeps getting passed from one person to another. When I woke up Sunday morning listening to three little coughs and sniffly noses, I decided I was going to make a spicy ginger chili chicken soup for dinner. I do an el cheapo version of it when I'm sick with sinus stuff (courtesy of Ramen noodles, sliced ginger, and chili pepper flakes), and found this recipe to try with some left over roast chicken that was in the fridge. I didn't have any spinach, but did have arugula, so I used that instead.

It was pretty damn good. That plop of green on the top is a cilantro paste that kind of dissolves into the soup. I'm not cilantro's biggest fan, but in the words of SNL's knock-off of Miley Cyrus, it was "PRETTY COOL."

I added some rice noodles that were in the pantry too. The original recipe didn't call for them. You can just call me Chef Boobs DeLaTata. Or Top Chef. I'll answer to both.

Gobbled it up and had some left over chocolate cake for dessert. Yum. Here is the damage thus far...

The cake itself was delish - moist and dense and ultry-chocolatey. The frosting was also good - I had never made a buttercream frosting before - but I was expecting something intensely chocolate, and this wasn't it. Don't get me wrong - I still gorged myself on several pieces, but wanted something even more chocolate. Do you have a great chocolate frosting recipe? Link me if you do.



Kelly said...

I hope everyone starts feeling better soon!! That soup looks so delish. :)

StyleID said...

Hope you are all feeling better.... I have been lucky so far here at home.
sick menu looks delicious.
I want that chocolate cake since 1st time I saw it and I've been so good staying away from it, till now :(

MerciBlahBlah said...

Thanks ladies! Everyone was still in bed when I left for work this a.m., so I'm not sure exactly how much snot we're dealing with today. That cake was da BOMB DIGGITY, if I say so myself. Try it!!!


Brassy said...

Sadly, chocolate cake doesn't cancel out sick kiddos. I know, I've tried it. We're in the northeast, so the colds and germs are still rampant... In our house we refer to the children as host monkeys for the better part of the winter. I am nothing if not a truth teller.

Enough BSing...any recipe on the back a Ghirardelli cocoa container will make you sing. I've used their chocolate buttercream frosting recipe a bunch, and every time people swear I'm a witch with dangerous, but enviable and commendable powers. [maniacal cackle]

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I hope all you "little sickies" get better soon. The soup is looking so yummy! I love that you made chocolate cake for your kids when they're sick. They must love it. Coolest mom award, anyone?

Get well soon!



holy shizznit...I'm fighting this cold too and that soup looks like it needs to be in my mouth asap! Send it over sister! yum. xo

Cydney said...

Oh, I hope your little ones start feeling better! And HAHAHA, I LOVE that Miley Cyrus skit! I quote it all the time. :)
Thank you for your awesome comment on my blog-were you trying to make my day? Cuz I think you succeeded. :)

MerciBlahBlah said...

Brassy - note to self - check the damn Ghiardelli package. Durrrr...

Noe - thank you thank you THANK you!

Nicole - Seriously - I think the entire Colbert Nation has this damn cold. Blech.

Cydney - do you also quote years and years old SNL skits and then laugh at them yourself while everyone else looks at you like, "what the HELL?" No? Just me? Oh well....