Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Tribute to Grandma Wanda

My grandmother was known for one epic meal: Chicken and Noodles. It was a chicken noodle soup of sorts with made-from-scratch noodles, dished over mashed potatoes, and served with her homemade rolls. It was an all-out event when grandma made chicken and noodles. It took her 2-whole days, and people would come from far and wide to partake of the delicious fare. My brother has tried to reincarnate the dish a couple of times; but unfortunately we just don't cook the way they used to. Here is my version, which is a far cry from the real thing but actually quite tasty.

Chicken and Noodles (sans noodles and not quite the same as grandma's)

2 Tbsp butter
1 whole onion-diced
1/2 cup celery-diced
1/2 cup carrot-diced
2 chicken breasts (I used frozen; it's a-ok)
salt and pepper-be liberal
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 cups water
1 bay leaf (which I actually didn't have when I made it but would be a nice addition)

Your favorite mashed potatoes recipe

1. Cook the onion, celery, and carrots in the butter at medium heat until soft
2. Add the chicken, seasonings, and water
3. Boil on high until the chicken is cooked through and tender
4. Meanwhile, make potatoes
5. Shred chicken, add back to soup
6. Serve soup over potatoes
7. Enjoy

Hopefully, grandma isn't rolling in her grave.

1 comment:

chanel said...

Looks tasty, but I am wondering. . . where are the noodles?