It has always been a challenge for me to find something healthy but tasty enough for my little girl to have for her meal. Because of this, I try to experiment with recipes so that I don't have to make a separate dish just for her. I actually learned this from the book my SIL gave me, that I can make one simple dish and play it up for the adults.
|Homemade chicken stock|
Since becoming hooked on Food Network again, I wanted to go back to basic -- use homemade chicken stock. I use this for my soup's base and just added a few things to make it really good.
For the adults meal, I added italian sausages to add an oomph! I like how the simple creamy macaroni soup stood out because of the meat added.
To add variety to the soup, I thought of adding vegetables like mushrooms, carrots and corn. I love the earthy and woodsy taste of the mushrooms in the dish.
|Fresh button mushrooms|
I paired my bowl of steaming macaroni soup with a warm slice of baguette. I actually didn't finish one slice because the soup was filling enough.