November 8, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

As I mentioned last week, a sudden winter storm put me in the mood for the ultimate winter comfort food: Chicken Noodle Soup.

I posted my recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock on Thursday, and you should make it as soon as possible.

I wasn't going to post my recipe for chicken noodle soup, because once you have the stock the rest is a cake walk.

Although I'm not really sure what a cake walk is.

But then I got really lazy this weekend and didn't take any pictures of any of the food I cooked.

You see - Steve and I went up to the cabin for one last weekend before we had to put the boat away. If you've been reading this blog since the beginning, you will remember that we went up the same weekend last year (you can read about it here).

Except last year we had the shadow of Steve's forthcoming chemo treatments (that started the following week) to worry about.

Thankfully we didn't have those worries this year.

Like last year, the weather was gorgeous and we had a blast - boating, saunaing, relaxing, eating...

And this year we had the bonus of hanging out with some friends Saturday night/Sunday morning (thanks Mark, Gale and Georgia!)!

The weekend flew by and I didn't want to go home.

We ate some delicious food - on Friday night we marinaded and grilled some fresh partridge that my dad gave us (the original organic, free range poulty!), and on Saturday I made a big pot-roast in the crock pot.

But I was a total slacker and didn't take any pics.

All weekend.

Not one!

So today I am going to post the chicken noodle soup recipe instead.

I hope you don't feel like it is too much of a consolation prize...

It's delicious, easy and it will warm you from the inside out!


Chicken Noodle Soup (serves 8 - 10)
  • 6 quarts Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 2 lbs cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 6 celery stalks, washed and diced
  • 6 large carrots, washed and diced 
  • 1/2 a large yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 lb dried egg noodles (less if you want the soup less thick/hearty)
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons chicken bouillon (to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • dried herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and/or parsley (optional - to taste)
 Saute celery, carrots and onions in melted butter until crisp-tender. Add chicken and stock, bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and check seasonings. Add bouillon, salt and pepper to taste. Return to a boil, add egg noodles and simmer until cooked through. Check seasonings again and if desired, add dried herbs (but if your stock is really flavorful, you might not need to add any herbs). Enjoy!

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