Wednesday, October 10, 2007

chicken noodle soup

Lipton Chicken Noodle soup will do in a pinch but if you need soup for medicinal purposes as I recently did you'll have to put a chicken in the pot.
You'll need a few spices . .. .
Maggi seasoning is not essential but it just a few drops adds a better flavour. . . maybe 1/4 teaspoon . . .its really to taste.
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon of peppercorns.
1 star aniseed . .you can find these by the specialty spices from other lands
I forgot to put these in the picture but . . . 5 whole cloves
a handful of fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste.
The soup itself is very simple, no extra veggies . .. .(add onion and carrot and celery if you like)
Just put a small chicken in a soup pot . .just cover it with water.
Bring it to a boil and simmer for 3 -4 hours.
Take the chicken out and let it cool enough to remove the meat.
I generally find that if I take the breast meat and save it for sandwiches . . .the rest of the meat is plenty for a soup.
Add the spices to the pot and let simmer for a half hour.
Add the meat back to the pot and let simmer another half hour.
Cook some really good quality homemade style fine egg noodles . ..
Put the noodles in each bowl and cover with soup . ..enjoy ..
I don't add the noodles right into the soup because if there are any leftovers the noodles just do what noodles do in liquid.
So, that's it for today . . .If this feels like a rush job . . .you are right .. . the truck is leaving and if I want to observe mudding again . .I have to catch my ride.
Have a wonderful day my friends.

13 comments:

  1. Could you help a poor city girl out and tell her what Mudding is? and if you explained it somewhere already forgive me for missing it...

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  2. Hey...I wanna see mudding too!

    Uh...what is mudding anyway? Are you making clay pots or something? Probably not if the menfolk are involved. I just can't see Mr. T sitting at a potter wheel with "Unchained Melody" playing in the background.
    What ever it is, it sounds messy, but fun!

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  3. stay tuned for mudding details tomorrow . ..

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  4. Hmmm..you talked about 2 things today that I don't much care for "chicken noodle soup and mudding"...lol
    I believe very few people agree with me esp on the chicken noodle soup!!

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  5. The soup does look good. I only started to appreciate homemade chicken noodle soup a few years ago. I understand Betty. And I do not know what mudding is either even though I grew up on a farm and live around farmers and smell farming almost every day. I can only imagine it has to do with something we have an abundance of here in beautiful British Columbia...MUD!

    Have fun with that!

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  6. Looks yummy. I'm so glad you add Maggi to your soup, I thought that was only a Dutch thing (and I don't have any in my fridge - that'll have to be remedied). I'm looking forward to hearing what mudding is too.

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  7. Now this looks like my late mom-in-law's recipe for chicken noodle soup...I can almost smell it from here. It is definitely in a class above Lipton's, but far too involved to make when you're sick on the couch, Lovella.

    PS Are you just observing the 'mudding'...or are you getting your hands dirty?

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  8. Your soup looks lovely..Vic's all time favorite meal is home made chicken noodle soup --especially with home made noodles... I'll have to try your secret spices next time...

    I know what mudding is, of course, having grown up knowing what it is...but I shan't tell and let eveyone tune in tomorrow to hear your creative and I'm sure pictoral explanation !!

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  9. Thank-you so much for those spices. I'm just making the remains of my turkey broth, but why not try the spices. I have to run out and get the Maggi.
    I made the Papaya salad on the weekend and the Easy Peasy Pie. They were runners up!! I am allowed to make them again!!

    What is mudding? I know about tailgating, but mudding except taking quads/motorbikes to the river?

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  10. Hi Lovella! I came over to your blog from Kori's blog after reading about the Easy Peasy Apple Pie. I have a feeling I will be checking back here often since I love to cook and bake also and am always on the prowl for good recipes.

    By the way, your soup recipe is one of my favorites to make...and eat. I always serve the noodles seperate as well, but only because that's the way my oma used to serve it. I'm not sure why she did it, but as a kid I always thought it was great that I could put in as many noodles as I wanted!

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  11. I asked Rudy what he thought mudding was and I think he has the right answer. I won't spoil the suspense though.

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  12. that soup looks absolutely amazing!

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Thank you!