Wednesday, January 27

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the Side

I made Chicken Noodle Soup FROM SCRATCH.

The end.

Just kidding. But seriously, I am beyond proud of myself.

I bought a raw, yucky chicken to cook because I thought it was the easiest way to get some dark meat. My poor little boy needs to put on weight, and I thought some dark meat would give him a little more fat then the chicken breast he normally gets. (By the way, if you are making your own baby food, pureed chicken is GROSS.)

I was trying to decide how to cook this chicken when my pal Ree posted this recipe using a whole chicken. Problem solved. It's pretty much identical to my favorite meal my mom makes for me--she even recommends using Reames Egg Noodles, which I beg my mom for whenever I am home. The east coast does not sell Reames, so I was forced to make the egg noodles by hand, using these directions.

I've never liked projects with flour and moisture (they bring me back to the days at Westminster Woods... FLOUR AND WATER MAKE GLUE!!!!!!!!!), but I managed to make them without becoming adhesed to anything. And they were pretty good--softer the second day after they had hung out in the broth.

You must be proud of me after seeing those pictures, right? And I didn't even photograph the truly traumatic part where I had to dismember a raw chicken. Next time I'm getting a pre-cooked rotisserie one. Yuck.

You will be even prouder of me when you see what was happening at my feet while I cooked...

Doggies! Babies! Everyone needs to be in on the action! It's extreme cooking!


  1. The noodles were good. So are those photos of your sweet baby. Someone sweet must have taken them and not stolen them for herself.

  2. I love the Pioneer Woman's recipes, too. I made her Asian Salad for Christmas and it was delicious. Not kidding - people from Southwest Kansas actually ate the stuff! I'm excited you made noodles, they look like they turned out awesome. I aspire to have homemade bread and noodles in my repertoire, though I haven't yet tried noodles.

  3. I am so proud of you. I love home made noodles. Way to go. I am most proud, however, about the dismembering of the chicken. That is way GROSS. And I will never. NEVER. do it. So way to go.

  4. Vic--yes, thanks for being my personal photographer.

    Al--I tried to make homemade rolls once and it was a disaster. Not good. I haven't seen the Asian Salad, I will check it ou!

    Jessi--It's amazing what love for your child will do. The whole time I was hacking into the chicken, I kept thinking, "I can't believe I am doing this. Gag." But my baby needs that meat. :)

  5. LoL - I don't like cutting up raw chicken either. Kudos to you for getting through it :) Good job on the chicken & noodles, looks yummy -- and thanks for the link to the receipe. You've inspired me to give it a try (and I'm far from being any type of domestic goddess - LoL)

  6. Rachel, you touched a dead animal! No, way. And made amazingingly perfect noodles. The blog is getting some attention expanders, nice work! And by the way, that is the cutest bum ever..on the b boy. Smack and hug.

  7. This seems like a scary thing to attempt, congrats , it looks fab! How long did it take you from start to finish? I would love to try this some time!


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