OH MI CRON ! – Time to make soup.

Hi There,

Everyone I have talked to in the past week knows someone in their family who is doing battle with a tiny little covid virus that just won’t give up. If it didn’t make everyone sick, I could almost admire its persistence.

Anyway, the other morning the reports about friends and family who have come down with the virus started to get to me. What could I do to help??? Although not of Jewish heritage, I do believe in the healing properties of soup. So here my friends is a recipe for soup. It was created out of the ingredients that were on hand – a truly crazy covid recipe.



1 lb of chicken wings

1 small onion diced

2 leeks diced

2 sprigs of rosemary

1 lb mini meatballs

4 large carrots cut into discs

1/2 head of escarole finely sliced

1 large cheese rind

3 tablespoons of pesto

1 cup of Garofalo No.22 Capellini Spezzati Pasta

2 1/2 quarts of water


In a slow cooker combine the chicken wings, onion, leeks, rosemary and the water.

Cook on high for at least 6 hours.

Remove chicken wings from the broth

To the broth add meatballs, carrots and escarole.

Bring broth to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until carots are almost cooked.

Add the pasta to the broth and cook through.

Add the pesto and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Or use prepared chicken broth: sautee the onion and the leeks

Add 2 1/2 quarts of chicken broth to the vegetables

Add carrots, meatballs and escarole.

Cook until carrots are al dente and then add the noodles

Cook until noodles are finished and add the pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste.

44 responses to “OH MI CRON ! – Time to make soup.”

  1. It sounds like it would be a wonderful rich tasting broth! I love lots of broth with my soups and lots of crackers or some wonderful bread to soak up the juice. I do a soup often because we have left over from a roast, and nothing goes to waste. I promise this year I will take time and send you one of my recipes. Thanks for posting.

  2. Aaaah the healing power of chicken soup. I reckon I can smell (and taste) that from here. (Love the name too…)

    • It is my pleasure to join you. I forgot to to indicate on my post that I had also posted on your inlinks party. I will get the hang of it next time.

  3. What is escarole? I’ve never heard of it, nor seen it in any supermarkets nor greengrocer’s here in the UK.
    Having said that, the soup sounds delicious.
    I always make my own soup. Always some homemade chicken, or other stock, in my freezer. Bought stuff just isn’t the same.

  4. There is so much satisfaction in creating a dish with what you have on hand… and soup is the definition of comfort food~ I feel like we’re back to square one in the covid battle, ughhh!

    • I think you are right on both counts, Jenna. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this nasty virus keeps bring us all back to square 1. Take good care.

  5. Hello Bernadette. So far my husband and I have been able to avoid that pesky virus, but it is all around us…so who knows how long we’ll be able to say that. Regardless, I love a good soup and this one looks yummy. I found your blog through a comment you left on Janis’s Retirementally Challenged. It’s nice to “meet” you!

  6. I love that you have devised a recipe for Covid-themed nourishment!
    It’s blisteringly hot in Singapore, but we have been having lots of soup as well (leek & potato, bean & pork, minestone … ). Comfort food regardless of the weather. And boy! could we use lots of comforting these days. Be safe & well.

    • Thanks so much Ju-Lyn. My friend lived in Singapore for a few years and she told me how very hot it can get. Yes, you are right comfort food is comfort food no matter the weather. Thanks for reading and commenting and have a great weekend.

  7. That looks so delicious I can almost taste it, Bernadette! 😋 And I love the catchy name you put on this soup, “Cozy Covid Soup,” “Cozy Covid Cooking!” You are so creative and I love that! 💖💐 You should put a copyright ©️ on the names, girl! You never know where it may take you!

  8. Bernadette, I have been making soup recently. SW Florida is experiencing a few rare chilly days. I like that you use what you have on hand. I think I would like chopped spinach in chicken soup as you suggested and plan to try it!

    • Cheryl, I have several friends in your area. One sent me a photo of table tennis paddles saying it was too cold for golf! I hope you enjoy the soup and thanks for stopping by.

  9. I appreciate your time sharing this delicious soup at the meatless monday linky, but it’s not meatless and was deleted. the What’s for Dinner link up would be a great place to share this one!

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. If you like this recipe, please give it to your friends.

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