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Just Call Me Ina…


Sometimes I like to pretend I’m Ina Garten. I live in a fabulous house in the Hamptons, I walk barefoot to my abundant garden to cut fresh herbs and flowers, I make the most delicious food, and I have the most fabulous friends who are florists, boutique owners, drive the coolest cars, have beach barbeques, and drink wine with me at my second house. Oh, and I say the word fabulous a lot.

A girl can dream right?

With the fall weather in full force, I was inspired to make roast chicken. I always use Ina’s recipe for perfect roast chicken. It does indeed comeout perfect every time!

There’s only one problem… I made a seven pound chicken for me, Mr. Weekly Bite, and M.

Enter chicken soup…

This is the easiest recipe for chicken soup!

You’re gonna need some chopped onion, carrots, and celery.


One small bag of frozen corn…

Some whole wheat egg noodles…

Cooked chicken, and some chicken and vegetable broth.

Heat about a tablespoon of butter in a large pot. Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes or until the onions are tender.

Add in the corn, chicken, and spices…


Add in chicken & vegetable broth, simmer and cover for 30 minutes.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 small bag of frozen corn
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken (cubed or shredded)
  • 4 (14.5 oz can chicken broth)
  • 1 (14.5 oz can vegetable broth)
  • 3 cups whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, melt the butter. Add in onion, celery, and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes or until onions are tender. Add in oregano and garlic powder. Add corn, chicken, chicken broth, and vegetable broth. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy with a sleeve of saltine crackers 🙂

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 22, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love Ina. She is by far my favorite chef!

  2. Nicole, RD said on October 22, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I love Ina, too 🙂 The chicken soup sounds great! I would never think to add corn, but I like that idea. It’s so cold in my house, I want this for lunch already!! Have a great weekend, Estela!

  3. megan @ whatmegansmaking said on October 22, 2010 at 8:31 am

    haha love the intro to this post. Your soup sounds great, but I’m really interested in the roast chicken recipe. Thanks for linking to that – I’ve been looking for a good one!

  4. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on October 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Haha…I LOVE Ina too. I totally want to be friends with her. Did you know that Jennifer Garner tried to go on her show, and was denied?! Ouch!

  5. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said on October 22, 2010 at 8:51 am

    If you are Ina can I be one of the friends who you make food for all of the time?!

    Chicken soup looks so good!

  6. Laura Fredlund said on October 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I love Ina too!, and thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on October 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I love homemade chicken soup. Not a huge fan of making it (ick, raw chicken) but the final product is always so comforting.

    And I too wish I had Ina’s life. Dinner on the beach constantly? Yes, please.

  8. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on October 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I wish I was Ina 🙂 I have been wanting to make a roasted chicken, maybe I should try her recipe. I’ve never done it before!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

    i love Ina! she’s definitely my favorite…she’s so laid-back and fabulous!

  10. Jenna said on October 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Oh man . . . nothing beats a good homemade chicken soup.
    I also love Ina–though it’s hilarious that most of her recipes start with “My good friend so and so, who sells fresh organic such and such . . .” =) I have at least 3 of her cookbooks.

  11. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I still love watching Ina’s show! I put corn in my chicken soup too! Yours looks delicious!

  12. Web Design said on October 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Hello, Ina it is such a nice idea. I like to spend one day with you and enjoy day at beach with all this food and wine. I like your choice of food.

  13. Tina said on October 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    That looks about like the perfect soup!

  14. Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life said on October 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love Ina! That soup looks so good and appears easy to make!

  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on October 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’ll pretend with you. Can I come stay in your hampton’s house? 🙂

  16. Diana @ frontyardfoodie said on October 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    With my current cold and sore throat state this looks PERFECT. Although I did go back to vegan……I’d make an exception if you showed up with this though. haha

  17. lynn @ the actors diet said on October 23, 2010 at 2:24 am

    sometimes i do hear the foodnetwork host’s voices in my head while i cook!

  18. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on October 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

    ha i’d love to be ina for a day as well:-)

  19. Jaime said on October 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Ooh, I got all warm and fuzy just reading this post! When it gets out of the 80’s over her in Texas, that will be on my stove!