Chinese-inspired Chicken Corn Soup is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy summer corn or nurse a cold!
Here it is, July 3rd, when I should probably be posting an All-American recipe like burgers or apple pie. Instead, I’m bringing you a Chinese-inspired soup. I’m sure you’re used to this by now. Remember when I brought you Irish Coffee on Chinese New Year? I always seem to miss the boat on writing holiday recipes! Corn is a summer crop, so let’s say that this recipe is still timely.
Did you see my Old-Fashioned Corn Pudding recipe on Monday? I’m in a corny mood this week I guess! This chicken and corn soup is very healthy and surprisingly filling. It’s good for a cool evening or to nurse a summer cold. If you like egg drop soup, you will love the beaten egg that thickens this mildly flavored recipe, and the chicken, corn, and spinach make it a perfect one-dish meal.
We don’t really get that into 4th of July at our house. I’m happy about our country’s independence and everything, but trying to see fireworks hasn’t ever really turned out that great for us. First of all, they don’t start until 9:30pm. My boys wake up around 5:30am every day, and they can’t really make it that late!
Around here, trying to go somewhere to see fireworks means getting there a couple hours early to stake out your spot, being bored and/or freezing while you wait for the show to start (evenings are COLD in San Francisco!), and then dealing with crowds and traffic to get home. San Francisco is also very foggy, so often fireworks look more like colored fog instead of the dazzling, sparkly bursts you expect.
We’re thinking of taking the boys to a kiddie amusement park all day tomorrow so they get to do something special without having to stay up late or complain for hours about how cold and bored they are. Is that wrong? It will still be a fun day minus the crowds, weather, and over-tired kids. What are YOUR plans for tomorrow? If you are going to stay in too, maybe you’ll want to end the day with a bowl of this chicken and corn soup!
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