Today was noodle day, whipped out 12 batches of the little buggers. They are now in the freezer until they are good and frozen then I will pack them up for some hearty soups over the winter. Noodles are not hard to make but they do take time, figured I might as well do a bunch while I was at it and save myself some time later.
So here is how fast and easy it is to get a pot of chicken noodle soup together. Throw 2 bricks of frozen chicken stock in a pot, add a large carton of chicken broth or 4 cups of water with 4 chicken bullion cubes, bring to a boil. Throw in some celery (dehydrated), carrots (dehydrated), garlic (dehydrated), parsley (dehydrated), salt and pepper. Once the veggies are cooked throw in the frozen homemade noodles, cover and cook for 10 minutes or so then add precooked chicken ( mine are vacuum packed and frozen). I like to make the soup then refrigerate it overnight, the noodles will soak up more of the yummy chicken flavor. This is a great meal to send over to a sick friend or new Mommy. Recipe at the end of this post.
We kicked butt on our to do list this weekend of course we still have plenty to do but we made a good dent on the list. The new freezer arrived safe and sound on Friday, it is now loaded to the gills. We will be able to unplug the second refrigerator now and maybe save a little on the electric bill. The baby freezer will be moving to it's new loving home in the next week or so, more room in the garage!! YAAAA
The clothes line should finally be finished next weekend, has taken us forever to find all the parts to build what we wanted, maybe an hour or two of additional work then I can start hanging out our laundry. I plan on throwing the towels in the dryer for a quick fluff once they are dry, we hate crunchy jeans and bath towels.
Rambo man got the fireplace screen and all that jazz taken out so we are ready to receive the wood burning stove on Tuesday if the crew shows up (you can never tell) What the heck, maybe the firewood fella will get a wild hair and decide to deliver our wood this week as well!! WooHoo
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
Add maybe 3 cups of flour, mix until you get a stiff dough , add more flour until the dough is not sticky. You can use 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat if you want to kick up the health factor.
Roll out dough very thin using more white flour to keep it from sticking.
Let dough dry for 30 minutes or so.
Loosely roll up dough then cut at 1/4 in or however wide you want your noodles.
Unroll and cut as long as you want your noodles, let dry at least 2 hours.
I put our noodles on a cooling rack to dry.
Transfer to metal tray and freeze until fully frozen, bag and return to the freezer.
I put mine in gallon bags, that way I can just use what I need and return the rest to the freezer.