Friday, January 15, 2010

Comfort food

In this year with my "choose happiness" theme, I may need to show a few entries on cooking as that is one of the things I truly enjoy. The ultimate comfort food for my immediate family is homemade egg noodles. My mom always made them for me when I went back home and I often make them for my daughters. I have found that noodle making seems to be more usual with people from Illinois and Indiana. My grandma was and my mother still is a great noodle maker. The ingredients are eggs, salt and flour and a touch of baking powder if you like just a tad of "fluffiness." You learn to just judge how moist the mixture needs to be. Roll the dough out very thinly, roll jelly roll style and slice.

You drop the noodles in to boiling liquid which in our case is almost always chicken broth.

And give yourself a little comfort. Becky, Dave and Jack are here for a couple of nights. We had bowls of chicken and noodles and a loaf of homemade bread. Yum-yum.
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auntie m said...

I am ashamed to admit that I have never tried my hand at noodle making although I enjoy them as much or more than the next person. I'm going to try this.

shy_smiley said...

and they were delicious, and comforting, and I'm still thinking about them. Thank you!