Friday, February 20, 2009

Fruitful Friday - Comfort Food

As I write to you, I am sitting on the couch with my 9 year old son who stayed home from school due to the yucky sickness Susan was talking about in her last blog post. Yes, it is hitting all of our homes right now.

For a pick-me-up to all of those under the weather, I offer my favorite comfort dish recipe...

Chicken & Noodles

Start by boiling 2-3 lbs. of chicken in a full stock pot of salted water. (I prefer a whole chicken to get both dark and light meat, but you can use only one or the other if you like.)

Make the Noodles, while allowing chicken to cook until very tender. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from broth and take out all the bones. Before adding the chicken back to the broth, bring it to a rapid boil and slowly add the well-floured noodles.

Allow noodles to cook until done and add the chicken back in. Serve with crackers and sour cream if you like.

Home-made Egg Noodles

In large bowl, mix 2 Cups Flour and 1/2 tsp Baking Powder.
In a smaller bowl, beat 3 eggs and 3 Tbsp. Water.

Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour. Knead dough into a stiff ball. Pull of small golf-ball sized pieces and roll out on a floured surface with a rolling pin. Cut into 1/4 strips. Toss with extra flour and add to broth.

For a more traditional Chicken Soup Recipe and to read about its healing properties, follow this link. How about you...what are your favorite comfort foods when you or your kids are not feeling well?


Susan said...

Chicken Noodle Soup is usually my go to comfort food in times of sickness as well. Although I do mine with carrots, celery, onions and garlic.

My mouth is watering just reading your recipe. You make it sound so easy to make the noodles that I think I will actually try it sometime soon.

Ruth said...

Yum, I already have a chicken in the pot (with the onions, carrots, celery and garlic :-) ) If my day was not so packed I would be making your homemade noodles to go with it! I will definitely have to try those soon!

GatewayKaren said...

Way to go on the carrots, celery, onions and garlic! Packing in the health punch ladies!

I also wanted to share my "quick fix" noodle solution...I have tried with great success:

County Pasta - Homemade Style Egg Pasta

They are in a clear plastic bag with a red logo and bottom. Walmart carries them for $2.32 and I noticed even Costco has a large bag of them for a reasonable price.

Susan said...

Good to know they have the County Pasta at Walmart. I buy the big bag at Costco and it takes me forever to use.