Chicken Macaroni Soup
Nothing beats comfort food like a bowl of home-made chicken stock, sans MSG and preservatives. I do love the convenience of ready-made chicken stock and I use them in my cooking often, but I can taste the difference between home-made chicken stock and store-bought ones with one sip.
So whenever I have time, I will brew my own chicken stock which to me, is the ultimate indulgence. Home-made chicken soup is an instant pick-me-up for those who are always tired or sick/recuperating from sickness. With the home-made chicken stock, I added cooked macaroni, shredded chicken and vegetables for a healthy one-dish meal of chicken macaroni soup. If you have leftover stock, you can refrigerate or freeze them for use in your cooking.
I simmered the soup for 2 hours on the stove top and leave it in the thermal pot for a few more hours (so that it can continue to slow cook on its own, without any electricity or gas), but you can also use a slow-cooker or pressure-cooker to ease the process.