One of the perfect meals for a cold day usually involves chicken. So, just like last week, I made some chicken soup. However, I'd been making the traditional chicken noodle soup. This time, I opted for the one I grew up with-caldo de pollo. I used both dark and white meat but rather than eat it with the bones still intact, I deboned all of the chicken pieces. I think it makes it less messy, and certainly less work, to enjoy while you watch a little TV and talk about your office bullshit.
Caldo de pollo is accompanied with rice which is made separately. Adding a few mint leaves really brings it home. I couldn't be any happier with this meal. It was perfect for a cold Monday. And now I really miss my Ama whose caldo de pollo is legendary. Everything she makes is legend-wait for it-dary.