My first from-scratch soup made without a recipe! Ta-Da!
First, I boiled a whole chicken. Yep....just threw it in a pot with some onion, carrots and celery and filled it up past the chicken. Oh, and I added plenty of salt, a small handful. I'm usually guilty of not seasoning enough. I boiled that chicken for about 45 minutes, then took it out and carved it. And by carved, I mean pulled the meat off barbarically. :) I threw it back in the pot with some sauteed peppers and onions and cooked tortellini. Lastly, I tossed in fresh baby spinach leaves. Voila! Lunch, with a ton of leftovers. The only thing that I thought that it could use was some mushrooms.
Can't wait to make some homemade soup again. This weather certainly calls for it.