Sunday, January 02, 2011

Christmas Noodles

 Kristine woke up without a fever, but it came back. Rats!
I'm the walking wounded.

I made chicken soup today to chase the sick away. Hope it works!

Over the holidays I made noodles. What fun!

Instead of mixing the 4 eggs, a pinch of salt and the flour in a bowl I thought I would try the counter method.

I made a well in a mound of flour, put the eggs and salt in the well, mixed the eggs up with a fork and gradually worked in flour until I had a dough ball.

The idea is to just incorporate enough flour to make a workable dough, but...

Too much flour! That's what I think happened. Next time I will use a bowl because I didn't like scraping eggy flour off the counter.

But it was a lot of fun mixing up the dough on the counter!

And I will try to get the dough rolled out thinner, because the noodles increase in size when they are cooked... about 2 to 3 times.

But... they tasted great and these were yukko store bought eggs. I'm looking forward to using my chicken's eggs. Don't think that is going to happen for a while.

The noodles may not look pretty, but they sure tasted great.

(January 02, 2010)

[0 eggs today]
chickens are still locked up
because everything is wet and very cold

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diane b said...

That was a brave challenge to make noodles. Well done. C'mon girls give mom some eggs.

lisa said...

Wish I had the time, because I love homemade noodles.

Hopeful said...

i think the noodles look great cause i LOVE big fat noodles! yum. i've never thought of making my own noodles. thanks for the idea! sure hope those chickens decide to lay soon. i read in my chicken book where you can store eggs for several months by coating the shell with a type of oil and rolling them in bran meal so oxygen doesn't get in. hmmm.. maybe next year?

LindaG said...

I think your noodles look great! I didn't know they were so easy to make. I need to try that, I think.
Thanks for sharing. Hope you both feel better, soon!

olddog said...

Welcome Back Callie.
Homemade chicken soup sounds great. I am a soup guy. My daugther says anthing served in a bowl is good food.

olddog said...

Welcome Back Callie,
Your homemade noddles sound great. I am a soup kind of guy. My daugther says anthing served in a bowl is good food.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Callie!! I give you a big thumbs up for trying noodles! I've NEVER tried it, but have been the recipient of them and they are delicious--even with store bought eggs! :-) I hope everyone is starting to feel better!! Are you still getting a lot of rain (or is it snow?) in your neck of the woods?

Knatolee said...

The noodles look great! Hope Kristine feels better soon.