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Monday, November 24, 2008

Chicken and Noodles

One family tradition on my side of the family is to
have homemade chicken and noodles as a side dish
for the holidays. I don't know how far back the tradition
goes, but I do remember my great Aunt Winifred
(we called her Auntie) making them! I've carried on the
tradition using the same recipe.
The dough is eggs, yolks, salt and flour.
The Mister always does his part of rolling out sheets
of pasta paper thin. It takes a lot of upper body strength,
so I leave this part to him! His reward is in the eating!
Then I stack strips and slice as thin as I can. It makes a lot, but that's alright...it's the favorite leftover! The stock was made earlier and frozen. It's made from stewing two young chickens with celery, peppercorns, whole onions with the skins, garlic and salt. Simmer until the meat falls off the bones and the stock is rich and dark. Yum...no wonder the tradition goes on after all these years!

28 comments:

  1. I just finished breakfast but my mouth is watering. I literally could eat some of your deliciousness right now!

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  2. Now I feel guilty. I didn't make "the noodles" this year, being busy with the bat cave, etc. And I'm envious of your handsome assistant. I always make them alone. But maybe that's a good thing. Can you see WT making noodles?!

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  3. That's a lot of noodles! Sounds like a wonderful tradition. I'm pretty sure that would be my favorite dish!

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  4. what a wonderful and delicious tradition!! your noodle recipe sounds just like the one my family makes. my hubbie never helps with the noodles but he loves to help when we make his family's welsh cakes recipe!

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  5. Sounds really delicious. And I know they will be. My Mother makes them and they are always so good. I'm not making any this year.

    Good luck with yours and I love left overs also. Abe doesn't since he likes his noodles a little chewy(not quite cooked done) but most people prefer them really soft. I myself even like them a little chewy and I keep telling him, when they are warmed in the microwave they heat quickly and don't get that soft, but he still prefers them freshly cooked.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Delicious! Nice tradition to continue. Thanks for sharing, and leave the front door open - I'll be by for dinner.

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  7. Oh Willow ~ last year I felt swamped and didn't make the noodles for the first time ever! The first thing Taylor said when we sat down to dinner was "Where's the noodles?" I felt terrible. :( And I must admit I really missed them myself!

    No, I must say I can't see WT making noodles....better keep him on cleanup duty!

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  8. Lady Lincoln ~ so the Lincoln's like them al dente! :) Nice new profile pic you have, too!

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  9. Sounds scrumptious! Is it just me, or did I spy pink kitchen utensils in those photos? That would make my day complete if I spied correct!

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  10. Natalie ~ yes, my pink handled Kitchen Aid chef's knife....it's got your name all over it! :)

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  11. That sounds like ultimate comfort food! When my mom's extended family gets together at Christmas one of my aunts always makes chicken-n-dumplings--it's the tradition and hers are so incredibly good! I love traditions!

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  12. P.S. I love your family pic on the side bar!!

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  13. Yes a true family tradition. Ahuntie Dee made them today also. I made them 2 years for Christmas. They look wonderful! Have fun.
    The Bach

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  14. Not those are some Good Looking Noodles!!! Make my plate full with lots of salt and pepper on top.

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  15. Wow! Those noodles look so fabulous and yummy. That is so sweet that your honey helps you. I can't imagine my husband making noodles. He'd eat them yes, but not want to make them. Save me a bowl of them!

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  16. what a fabulous tradition ...my guy is good in the kitchen as well ...how much does it make? that looks like a mountain of noodles!

    your family photo in the sidebar is amazing ~handsome all around

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  17. ELK ~ I guess it's about 16 cups of noodles before they are cooked. It's a large amount once they are cooked and the chicken is added!

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  18. What a scrumptious tradition!

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  19. Looks great.....Traditions can be fun...

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  20. Mouth-watering, and looks like fun, too.

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  21. yum! These look just like my grandma's noodles!

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  22. This sounds so good...We had a chicken and dumplings tradition that my Grandmother always served but it's sort of waxed and waned over the years. My sister did revive it last Thanksgiving, though so perhaps tomorrow she'll bring a nice large pot over as well.

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  23. Very yummmy! Kris's family also has this tradition.

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  24. Marcia~ is Kris a Hoosier? That's where our family tradition started!

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