Wednesda, 5th JanuaryChicken and mushroom soup. Got a bit of a cold, so acting on the advice of my sweetheart, I improvised a chicken soup after looking at a couple of recipes. Trim chicken thighs of fat and skin, diced and boil briefly in stock. Skim the liquid. Fry some bacon, add the drained chicken and fry gently for a few minutes, then add white wine. In another pan soften onions, garlic and sliced mushrooms and add a small glass of sherry. Add the mushroom mix to the chicken, with chopped parsley and chives. Add stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cream and heat through. Adjust seasoning and serve garnished with sliced raw mushroom and chopped chives. The chicken and mushroom mix was very good, but the broth was a bit disappointing - could have been richer and creamier. Maybe a thickening agent was needed.