Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup over Mashed Potatoes

Your life is about to change in ways you never could have imagined. 
You have been warned.

Imagine with me if you will. It is spring in Salt Lake City, Utah. The flowers are out, the sun isn't warm yet but it's warmish and things are starting to thaw out and live again. Now, enter me in my wedding dress. It was the perfect day, the man of my dreams was there (thank goodness because that could have been awkward and terrible), we both said yes, I looked awesome :), everything was just as it was supossed to be...enter the weather. IT WAS FREEZING!!!!!! annnnnnnnnnd, it was the windiest day i've ever seen! (Everyone's hair looks awesome in the pictures!)
Ok, so it was maybe not the windiest day ever, but exaggerate with me because every story is a little better if there is drama
So 3.5 years ago I married into the most amazing family and I have learned so much and tried so many new things since that freezing day in March. One of those new things is my mother-in-law's chicken noodle soup. 
Like I said at the beginning, this will change your life. period. 
We took this to my sister the night they brought their baby girl home from the hospital and they still talk about it, 3 yrs. later. Oh yeah, it's that good.

So, are you curious enough? ha ha i'll get on with it.

2 words of caution.
  1. Making your own noodles is EASY peasy if you plan ahead - don't be intimidated (i was my first time, i think I purposely didn't mention that I was going to make it to anyone the first time so that if it was a disaster, no one would ask how it went)
  2. Come HUNGRY because you won't want just a "taste."

 Now, The recipe. Drumroll please...........


  • 1 cooked Chicken
  • 1 ½ quarts Water & Broth in equal parts
  • 3 Chicken Bouillon cubes
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 small Onions, chopped
  • 1 cup diced Carrots
  • 1 cup diced Celery
  • Celery Leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups Noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Parsley
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

Put all ingredients except Cream of Chicken Soup and parsley in a pot and simmer until vegetables are done.Just before serving, add parsley and the can of soup. Stir until well mixed and serve.

You can use the salted water the chicken was cooked in as the broth.
This soup is delicious with homemade noodles and/or served over homemade mashed potatoes. (Do both. trust me.)

Variation:Add 1 cup diced potatoes to recipe if not serving over mashed potatoes.

Homemade Noodles:

  • 1 beaten Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Flour (approximately)

Combine egg, milk, and salt. Add enough Flour to make a stiff dough. Roll out very thin on a floured surface. Let stand 20 minutes.
Roll up loosely and slice ¼” wide. Unroll and spread out to dry for at least 2 hours.
Drop into boiling soup or boiling, salted water and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Notes: Makes about 3 cups cooked noodles. Can be stored in a container until needed. 
Delicious in chicken noodle soup!

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