Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mostly homemade.

What better way to enjoy a lazy November Saturday than with homestyle chicken noodle soup?  So that's what we did today.  In fact, I'm still wearing pajamas as I type this and it's 4:15 in the afternoon.  Life should be so easy.

I cheated a little and used prepackaged egg noodles but it was so delicious and on this lazy Saturday, I didn't care.  You can look up an egg noodle recipe if you like but I really liked the dried ones. I don't remember the name but I think they were the only ones in the pasta aisle in a red and clear bag.


1/4 cup butter
1 cup sliced carrots
2 stalks sliced celery
1 can drained green beans
2 scrubbed potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1/2 pound chicken breasts, diced
1 box chicken broth
1 tsp garlic
1 Tbs flour
1/2 white onion, diced
salt to taste
1/2 package dry egg noodles

Melt butter in large pot over medium low heat.  Whisk in flour.  Let simmer 2-3 minutes and slowly stir in chicken broth.

Add salt and garlic, whisking constantly, til simmering.  Add chicken and vegetables.  Cover and let simmer 20 minutes on medium heat. Add noodles.  Simmer additional 20 minutes, then serve with crackers or crusty bread.  Yum!

So easy, but it smells amazing while cooking and tastes even better.  Add whatever veggies you like, and this is also really good with turkey leftover from Thanksgiving.

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