Side Orders: Make chicken noodle soup with orzo

Anne Braly

Who doesn't love to warm up to a good bowl of hot soup on a cold winter's evening? Even though spring is right around the corner, we still have plenty of cool nights to come, not to mention dreary rainy days, so soup may well be on your radar for the next few weeks.

photo Anne Braly

Chicken noodle soup takes me back to my childhood - and probably yours, too. Remember that can of Campbell's chicken noodle your momma would pour into a copper-bottomed Revereware pot and warm till the chicken-flavored steam drew you into the kitchen for lunch? Along with a grilled cheese sandwich, you'd be dining on food that in future years would bring a smile to your face.