Harvest Vegetable Soup

img_08951It all started with a roasted chicken.  Trying to get the most of my $15 dollars, I decided to make soup from the leftovers and the contents of my latest CSA box.

The chicken bones and some meat was cooked overnight with an onion, a few carrots, garlic, and salt.  The odd bits were filtered out and I was left with a lovely clear dark broth.  img_0889

The broth was heated and combined with an onion and three medium carrots which had been sauted over medium heat until slightly tender.img_0888

Leeks were chopped and thrown in the pot.  As were three peeled potatoes.

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More broth was added and the soup was simmered until the potatoes were tender.  A cup of shredded chicken was thrown in with a large handful of chopped chard.  Seasoning (salt, pepper, thyme, red pepper) was added and the soup was served with freshmade garlic bread.

This is the perfect autumn meal-warm and comforting; fresh, in season veges…

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