15-Minute Recipe For Those Hectic-Post-Activity-Late-Dinners

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Don't get me wrong. Spring is awesome. Bright sun. Blossoming trees and flowers. Everyone seems to be cheery. Except for the days we're running from one after-school activity to another, only to get home around 7pm and realize we still have to make dinner. I often will turn to my Slacker Mom Dinner Hacks on days like this. Or I make this amazing, good-for-you, semi-homemade, Creamy Greek Chicken Noodle Soup (Avgolemono) from Dinner: The Playbook. It's become an all-time favorite at our house, especially after a long day of school and baseball practice in the spring rain.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Adapted from Dinner: The Playbook by Jenny Rosenstrach

4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup uncooked orzo
salt and pepper
3 eggs
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Handful fresh dill, chopped
Shredded rotisserie chicken


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil.
  2. Add orzo and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and reduce heat to low; let simmer.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and lemon juice until smooth. Slowly ladle about 1/2 cup of hot broth to the egg-and-lemon mixture, whisking to combine. 
  4. Remove simmering broth from heat (this step is crucial).
  5. Very slowly, drizzle the egg mixture back into the pot, whisking constantly for 2 full minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add dill and chicken and serve.

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