I made Chicken Noodle Soup FROM SCRATCH.
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!