I am so glad that the temps dropped from high 80s to the low 40s just so I could post this recipe. You never know when it’s going to be a soup day.
My grandparents are Greek and there a few things that my Grandmother makes that will always remind me of her: her Greek cookies, roasted Greek chicken and avgolemono soup. This soup is so yummy and comforting, bursting with lemon flavor. This isn’t her recipe but a modified version.
I am so lucky to have both of my grandparents still around and active (Gigi lives in Texas down the street from my parents and Grandpa lives in Michigan). My kids have grown to love their great-grandparents which is wonderful. If I even suggested at my grandmother’s age she’d kill me, but she is a great role model for good health and still gets her butt in the kitchen to cook herself dinner.
I think what keeps her so healthy is a good sense of humor, activity, home cooked food and wine. It’s my secret to you. I know 30 year olds with more medical problems and weight issues that my grandmother so it just goes to show you that we can live a long healthy life if we just take care of ourselves.
Here she is…cute isn’t she?
You can make it with rice or orzo and you can add more chicken broth as needed since the second day the starch will absorb a lot of the liquid. Next time you have a drop in temperatures, make this soup. It will comfort your soul.
Question: Is there a food that recipes you of your grandmother/father?