Roast chicken and vegetable soup.

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Soup :: Mama of Three Mia Blogs


2 chicken legs
glug olive oil
1 large onion, roughly diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 small leeks, roughly chopped
1 sweet potato, diced
2 cups frozen mixed veg (I used broccoli, sweetcorn, peas, carrots)
1 ltr chicken stock (made with one cube)
1 tsp sage

Roast the chicken legs as per packaging instruction. Meanwhile chop your veggies.
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry off all the fresh vegetable, garlic and sage for 5-10 minutes. Add the chicken and half a litre of stock. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the frozen vegetables and another 250 ml of stock, add a little more if thats not enough to cover the vegetables. Season with salt and plenty of pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and take the meat off the bone, shredding as you go along, with two forks. Add the shredded chicken to the soup and give it a good stir.


Big Chunky Vegetable Soup!

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Made a soup today with the vegetables I’d got lying around in the fridge! Not the prettiest soup but tastes pretty good!!

1 large onion, roughly chopped
glug olive oil
2 carrots, sliced
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 leeks, halved and sliced
handful asparagus, chopped into 2cm pieces
1 celery stick
handful broccoli, chopped into small florets
handful of cauliflower, chopped into small florets
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock, made with one cube
salt and pepper

Chop all the vegetables. Heat the olive oil in large pan and fry off all the vegetables for 5-10 minutes. Add the stock, simmer for half an hour. I put the lid on for half the time then left it off for the last half. Season. Enjoy!

Made it!

Today has been another day spent at home all day thanks to the snow and cold weather! So this morning I set to work on the skirt I’d seen on Pinterest! I was following this tutorial, but did have a couple of issues.. first, jersey fabric isn’t easy to sew on a machine! The fabric got stuck and I made a hole trying to get it out. Luckily it turned out that I needed to take it up a bit more so it wasn’t a problem in the end. Second, the back of the skirt was way too long because of the way you cut the fabric so wasn’t as straight forward as the tutorial suggests. But it’s done and I’m chuffed with it! I’ve ordered some non stretchy fabric to try a different maxi skirt tutorial so look out for that! Image

Now all we need is some nice weather so I can wear it!!

My five positive things today are:

  1. Making my skirt!
  2. Passing on the five thing thing! My friend Jodi has started her own five thing thing over at I can see the trees! Go see!
  3. Gratitude. My husband cleared our drive of snow today, we have a big drive as four houses share it but sadly he doesn’t get any thanks from our neighbours.. So a big thank you to him, from me, for being star!
  4. Soup & cakes. Since my husband was out in the cold I thought it would be nice to have soup for lunch. Thought I’d attempt winging it and it worked! I used potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas & sweetcorn, garlic and onion granules as I’d run out of onions! I fried off everything except the peas & sweetcorn, then added chicken stock with the peas & sweetcorn and some pepper and simmered until potatoes were cooked. It was lovely! This afternoon I made some courgette, cinnamon & raisin muffins which were also delicious! I had to sub sunflower oil for the butter but they turned out fab!ImageImage
  5. Film night. Do love snuggling and watching a film!