Chicken, Lentil, and Vegetable Soup

This was another soup recipe that I found on Rachael Ray. It’s a basic chicken soup with celery, onion, and carrots, but I also through in lentils and potatoes to make it even more filling. 

I basically cooked the chicken most of the way, set it aside. Then I sautéed the onion, carrots, potatoes, and celery for probably 15-20 minutes, then threw in around 6 cups of chicken brother and let it all simmer for another 20. For the last three minutes, I threw the chicken in.

Super easy and it made enough for like probably 6 meals. Yum. 

Rachael Ray’s Creamy Potato Soup

While I was de-cluttering old magazines, I went through a bunch of old Every Day with Rachael Ray’s from 2013. I think I have to re-subscribe because as cheesy as she is, I love that magazine. Anyways, in an attempt to change my eating to better suit the cold weather, I made this soup. It’s potato and leek and I did everything the directions said and…

It’s pretty goddamn tasteless.

You know what makes it better? A little cheddar cheese and shitload of pepper. 

Sunday in the Hall with Meatballs

On Sunday, my dude and I went with a couple of our friends to Houston Hall in SoHo (the edge of SoHo? i don’t know) for Time Out New York’s Meatball and Beer Chowdown. I’d seen an advertisement for it in the magazine and thought, “beer and meatballs? Sounds awesome!” And it was.

We each got two free beers with our ticket and as many mini-meatballs as we could eat. I was a little sad that there were only four restaurants competing, but what can you do? The Ainsworth ended up winning and rightly so. They were meatballs with a bit of Asian flare and they were delicious.

After a while, we moved next door to The Brooklyneer for another pint and some nachos before I had to say goodbye to walk over to NYTW to see Lazarus (review to come). 

For $35, this was a good time for sure.