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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Helping

Today, we're making chicken soup.

(photo by John Sandel)

27 comments:

Dina said...

Chicken soup? Is one of you sick?

Hope there is some for that sweet Boz.

Shell Sherree said...

My mum's little puppy dog of quite some years ago used to eat a good percentage of her body weight in roast chicken at one sitting. Looks like Boz is in for a nice evening.

John Sandel said...

Not sick, Dina. We just like home cooking.

llandudnopictures said...

I'm sure Chef Boz's role is chief taster too?!
He is clearly keeping a very close eye on proceedings.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

What a sweet face... love his chocolate tones!.

Adele said...

What a great helper!

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh Bless! Like Dina, my immediate reaction was that someone was ill. Happy, happy that that isn't case. Enjoy the soup :).

Petrea Burchard said...

Are we the only people who eat chicken soup when we're healthy? Homemade chicken broth is the logical thing to do with a chicken once you've had a meal from it. Boz agrees, and he likes an occasional giblet.

Actually, he likes constant giblets, but --well, no. He's a good kitchen helper while we're cutting and peeling, but when flames are on we ask him to wait in the dining room.

Waiting is hard.

altadenahiker said...

I was hoping Boz would make an appearance today. I ran into John the other day as he was chauffeuring the master from his Altadena play date. Boz couldn't even be bothered to raise his head and say hello.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Petrea: I always end up saving the poaching liquid whenever I poach chicken ... makes a great broth for future soups.

dive said...

That's one handsome chef!
Hoorah for home-made soups.

Petrea Burchard said...

Hiker, I've come to understand that I must balance each post about my book with a post about my dog. I'm quite aware of who wins the Pupularity contest around here.

KBF, exactly.

Dive, he's not much of a cook but he's a good eater.

Bellis said...

So glad you started to comment, PETA. I was worried John wasn't telling us something. Actually, chicken soup has been proven to boost the immune system, according to an expert on KPCC talking about things to take for flu. And it has to be CHICKEN soup, not beef or pork or veggies. Not sure I believe this but I guess there's no harm trying it out.

pS all that beef broth the Victorians gave to their sick relatives cin the novels wouldn't have worked.

Bellis said...

Ha ha ha, I am a victim of autocorrect. Sorry about that, Petrea.

Speedway said...

Awww, look at the depth, the neeeed in those soulful dark eyes. Boz has such good humans, ready to make such wonderful dishes for his meals. He must be happy to share them with you, in return for your hard work earning $$ and hunting for dog food.

Petrea Burchard said...

Bellis, I must be quite immune. We made a lot of soup.

Speedway, Boz eats well and he's really good at it. I wouldn't say he's good at sharing, but he is kind enough to let us stay here.

LONDONLULU said...

Aw, he makes the perfect sous chef! I bet he can tell with just one sniff whether you need a bit more of this and that:)

John Sandel said...

Fact: PETA did not approve this pot of soup.

TheChieftess said...

I've been making chicken soup all day too!!!

Kelly is not the assistant that Boz is...she does however, like to lie in the middle of the kitchen so I trip over her now and then...

Ms M said...

Oh, such an endearing gaze from such a sweet boy....

We also eat chicken soup when we're not ill. With the very cold temps we've been having here lately, we've been having soup often.

Margaret said...

I could eat soup everyday, and I would be happy.

Susan Campisi said...

Such a good boy! I'm standing in the kitchen about to eat a cookie with Tommy looking up at me with the same expectant pose. Sorry, Tommy. No cookies for you.

Petrea Burchard said...

True, we could fix pretty much anything, and Boz would be just as earnest. "I LOVE lettuce!"

sonia a. mascaro said...

Lovely photo of Boz! Me too, Boz, love chicken soup.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sonia, both you and Boz have good taste.

Dina said...

Chicken soup with "soup almonds," chicken soup with noodles, or rice, or matza balls, or even plain. I could have it every day.
Mine usually starts with a package of wings. Or sometimes turkey necks.

My theory is that for it to be medicinal (the proverbial Jewish penicillin), the soup must be made for you and given to you with love.

Petrea Burchard said...

I like that, Dina. John and I must be about immune to illness by now.