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Monday Morning in the Kitchen: The Soup I Served an Apostle

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to help provide a dinner for Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  He arrived in town Saturday afternoon, and had a short amount of time to eat on Saturday between conference sessions.  A light dinner was requested, and the stake Relief Society presidency, along with some other sisters, brought soups, salads, homemade rolls, and desserts.  I brought the chicken noodle soup.


 
I don't know if Elder Cook ate the chicken noodle soup, or the yummy cheesy potato soup my friend Tammy made.  Regardless, it's fun to think of this recipe as the soup I fixed for an apostle.  

Chicken Noodle Soup

1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon 
10 c. water
3 c. egg noodles
1/2 can condensed cream of celery soup

Melt butter in a large pot, then saute garlic, onions, celery, and carrots for about 5 minutes.  Add chicken, Better Than Bouillon, and water.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  In separate pot, boil egg noodles for 5 minutes.  Drain and add to soup.  Simmer for additional 10 minutes.  Add condensed cream of celery soup, and serve.  


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Thanks for the chance to eat dinner with Elder Cook, and to listen to him speak on Saturday and Sunday.

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  1. Looks good. . .given the two choices, this would have been my lunch!

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  2. That looks so yummy for a cold day and I am sure he had enough for both soups..:)

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  3. Kristi, I am sitting at my desk taking my lunch hour....it is so cold in my office. your soup looks so good and would warm me right up -- Thanks for sharing!
    Marisa

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  4. That soup does look delicious! I'm going to have a to wait a while yet for the soups, it is still to warm out (but I'm OK with that!)

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  5. How wonderfully sweet of you gals. You know he really appreciated it. So now - I have to try a soup what was good enough to serve to the apostle! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I don't have one for chicken noodle and I've always wanted to make it.

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  6. Yum! And to think an apostle ate it. I'm going to try your recipe. I'm cold.

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