Egg Drop Soup At Home!!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes egg drop soup sounds so good! Maybe I've been sick or it's just really cold and some hot soup sounds yummy, but I don't feel like going out just to get it or paying a ridiculous amount by time you add in delivery charges for delivery. Plus, I try not to make Chris run out too often to get my random cravings! LOL However, the beauty of egg drop soup is it's really simple and made with things you should have on hand in your pantry and fridge :)


4 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp parsley
1/3 medium onion, sliced thinly
1/3 cup carrot slices
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
1 tbsp cornstarch

Alright, now prepare to be amazed at just how simple it is to make this..


1. Pour chicken brother into medium size pot
2. Add parsley, onion, carrot, salt and pepper
3. Bring to a boil and cook til veggies are tender (onions will look translucent)

*Broth Starting to Simmer*

4. Once soup is boiling and veggies tender, whisk eggs in a small seperate bowl (like you're scrambling them)

*Eggs Ready To Go In*

5. Slowly pour the eggs in a thin stream in circles around the pot (Squee with delight as you see the eggs cook up like I did the first time)
**if you would like to do just egg whites, its healthier and more traditional***

*Putting the Drop in Egg-Drop :)*

6. Put cornstarch in small glass and add some hot soup broth to it to desolve, then pour it into soup
7. Simmer for a few minutes til the soup start to thicken
8. Serve!!!


I made the soup this weekend to go with homemade sushi rolls I made :) If you want to know where my sushi inspiration came from, it's from my best friend Jessie <3 you can see her recipe here Mama Creedon's Kitchen!!! If you have a rice cooker you can use it to prep your rice, then add the rice vinegar. For my variation I tried it with rice on the outside and I loved it! Simply spread rice completely and evenly on rough side of seaweed sheet, then flip over and put your fillings about 1 inch from bottom edge on smooth side of seaweed and continue as the recipe suggests :) These two go great together! Of course this soup would compliment many dishes or even great just on its own (but I'd double the recipe for a stand alone meal) Give it a try!

*My Sushi :)*

Until next time...

Lizzy <3

Breakfast Pile-Up

Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm back! With the holidays behind me it's time to get back to my food blogging...

Finally, a recipe of my own to share! While laying in bed struggling between rolling back over, and getting up and embracing my extra day off for the New Year, I came up with this breakfast idea to use ingredients I had handy. What I created, I refer to as Breakfast Pile-Up. It may be that the idea already exist somewhere, but if it does I haven't seen the official recipe so don't tell me! LOL It is very simple and very yummy so how much better can it get on a lazy morning, right? Hope you'll try it!

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
-3 to 4 medium potatoes, scrubbed
-canola oil
-1 tbsp minced garlic
-1 tbsp onion powder
-salt and pepper to taste
-shredded cheddar cheese, at least 1/2 cup but it's however much you prefer
-cubed ham (I used deli sliced I had, but you can use chunkier)
-2 to 4 eggs


1. Heat a thin layer of canola oil in bottom of frying pan
2. Slice potatoes EXTREMELY thin, try for around 1/8 inch and stay consistent so they will cook evenly and add to hot oil
3. Add in garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and cook til potatoes become tender and start to crisp up

*Potatoes Cooking*

4. Add cubed/sliced ham and continue to cook for 2 minutes til ham is hot and slightly seared
5. Split mixture between two plates

*Layer 1 of the Pile-Up*

6. Add desired amount of shredded cheddar cheese on top

*Layer 2 of the Pile-Up*

7. Fry 1 to 2 eggs to desired level of cooked (I prefer hard)

*Layer 3 of the Pile-Up*

8. Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper and serve with toast!

*Ready to Serve!*

And there you have it! It's really just a different take on your breakfast basics, but I like the way this came together, especially the very thin crispy flavorful potatoes! Chris was depressed there were no seconds so guess this is a good sign :) Let me know what you think!

Til next time...

Lizzy <3

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