To the person who broke into my house and stole my cellophane noodles: Rot in hell! They were in my pantry, earmarked for a nice stir-fried dish for today's dinner. Maybe you're the same person who broke into another Davis home several years ago, and ate all the home owner's cheese. (That really happened, it was on the police blotter.) Your theft of innocent cellophane noodles kept me from making my stir-fry, but you overlooked a box of angel hair pasta in the pantry. So, I made a nice soup using them and the left over rotisserie chicken I bought a few days ago. If you ever come into my house again, my diabetic attack cat will tear your arm off.
OK, maybe I'm mistaken. Maybe all this dieting is making me irrational. Maybe I need some nachos, which scientific research has shown to be best for your brain. Or was it fish?
Let's just skip over the cellophane noodles issue, shall we? I used my angel hair pasta to make this soup, which was quite tasty. I hope Ruth at Once Upon A Feast will accept this for Presto Pasta Night, the superb event she created and hosts each Friday.
Angel Hair And Rotisserie Chicken Soup
This soup is very flexible and you can add more of less ingredients, as you wish.
About 2 cups of warm, roasted chicken
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, sliced thick
1 quart fat-free chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper
about 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
about 1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 pound angel hair pasta
Put the celery, carrots, and onion in a pot and pour the stock and wine over it. Bring to a simmer and cook it on medium low heat for about an hour. When done, taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, strain out the veggies. Set aside.
Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta for barely 2 minutes. Don't overcook! When done, drain the pasta and toss it with the chicken and parsley and lots of ground pepper. Put some of the pasta and chicken in each serving bowl and add some of the stock into each bowl. Sprinkle with the cheese and the carrots.