Alphabet Soup

Menu Part: 
Soup
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12

Fun for everyone, alphabet pasta is mixed in a hearty chicken soup with celery, leeks, Spanish onion, carrots and herbs and spices. Serve with a Blue's Clues Drink.

Ingredients

Chicken Broth:
5 lbs. chicken bones
2 med. Spanish onions
2 large carrots
2 leeks
3 ribs celery
1 head garlic
1 qt. white chicken stock
1 fresh bay leaf
3 branches thyme
8 black peppercorns
1 whole chicken
Salt and pepper, to taste

Soup:

1 cup chicken broth (above)
1⁄2 cup pulled cooked chicken
1⁄3 cup cooked alphabet pasta
1⁄4 cup diced cooked carrots
1⁄4 cup diced cooked celery
Chopped parsley or dill

Blue’s Clues Drink:
Combine 1 cup grape juice and crushed ice in a cocktail shaker; strain into a blue
sugar-rimmed glass and top with seltzer. Add ice cubes and garnish with 3 blueberries speared on a pick.

Yield: 1 serving.

Steps

1. Prepare Broth: Combine all ingredients except whole chicken and salt and pepper with 2 qt. cold water in a stockpot; bring to a boil over med. heat. Skim impurities and add the whole chicken. Return to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer.

2. Cover pot and simmer 2 hr., skimming periodically. Season with salt and pepper during the last 30 min. of cooking.

3. Remove the whole chicken and cover with plastic wrap. When cool, remove the skin and pull all the meat from the bones.

4. Meanwhile, strain broth and adjust seasonings.

5. For each serving; Heat 1 cup strained broth with chicken, pasta, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle with parsley or dill.

Source: Recipe from Chef Daniel Orr

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion

Regional School Unit 17 in Belfast, Maine, is banning straws beginning on Monday, the Penbay Pilot reports.

The ban was put into action by a student group and the district’s foodservice director. Over the years, the district has also phased out plastic utensils and plans to completely eliminate foam food trays this upcoming school year.

Director of Food Services Perley Martin told the Penbay Pilot that the district’s foodservice budget has not increased as a result of the transition to more eco-friendly materials, due to the fact the change was made slowly.

The...

Industry News & Opinion

School districts in Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties in New York will be expanding their farm-to-school programs as the result of new funding, Watertown Daily Times reports.

The expansions will be made possible by the Seeds for Success program, which awarded grants to seven school districts last year to begin farm-to-school programs. This year, it will provide $5,000 grants to an additional 19 districts to either start or expand their local food efforts.

One of the grant recipients said it will use the funds to add additional gardens and expand its composting...

Industry News & Opinion

Aramark has begun using a new system to track, purchase and report on its sustainable practices.

The system, named Open Fields, allows foodservice vendors to create and monitor their own sustainability programs. Users can run their own metrics on various sustainability initiatives based on factors such as location, product, spend, attribute, farm/vendor, miles to location and distributor. Managers can also generate reports on their organization’s sustainable purchases.

Aramark says it’s using the software to track its sustainable purchases of products that are Fair Trade...

Industry News & Opinion

Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Mo., has introduced a farm-to-school coordinator position for its new farm-to-school program , the Missourian reports .

The district partnered with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture to create the role, which is intended to help about 1,000 third- through fifth-graders eat more fruits and vegetables. The coordinator will be in charge of arranging student field trips to the Center’s farm as well as writing and planning a curriculum and activities for students.

The Center will provide around $42,000 for the position, and the...

FSD Resources

Code for Asynchronous jQuery Munchkin Tracking Code