Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 chicken breasts
some carrots cut into circles
half an onion (or more if you like it lots)
2 stalks of celery and the center of the stalk with the leaves on it
6 or 8 cups of water
2+ TBSP of chicken bouillon
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Thyme (preferably fresh)
5 or 6 new potatoes cut small
Homemade noodles

I saute'd the onion in a little olive oil first. In large pot mix onion, chicken, carrots, celery, water, bouillon, and thyme together. When chicken is done, cut into small pieces and add back into the soup. The last 15 minutes add the potatoes and then in the last 10 minutes add the noodles. Makes a great chicken noodle soup. If you need to add more water during the simmering time, go ahead. Fish out the thyme stems - they aren't very eatable.

Homemade Noodles

2 1/2 cups a.p. flour
1 pinch salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 TB butter
Mix the flour and salt. Add the eggs, milk and butter. Knead for 5 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Roll out really thin and cut into strips. If you're really good you can loosely roll up the dough and cut like a jelly roll. I didn't do it very well and had to re-roll and cut flat. Hang or lay out on a dish towel. Let dry for at least an hour.