Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mother-Dear's Chicken Noodle Soup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and feel like the north pole here! :) We've been staying inside and have begun to put our Christmas decorations. When I haven't been helping, I've been at my sewing machine or practicing/teaching violin.

Leftover greenery from the tree was made into a wreath. We placed a favorite candle in the center of it.

I simply gathered a few excess branches and made little swags for the front porch. I had them hanging on an antique dresses until the snow storm passed.

A homemade hazelnut latte
Tonight it will be sub-zero weather, if it isn't already (!) so Mom decided to make her homemade chicken noodle soup. It's definitely a favorite around here. If you're needing a comforting soup recipe, you may want to try this one out! Serve it with warm corn bread muffins or whole wheat rolls.

Mother-Dear’s Chicken Noodle Soup

2 qt. water
1 pinch of saffron
1 large onion
2 celery stalks
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 carrots
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
3 c. noodles, uncooked
4 c. chicken broth
4 c. cooked chicken, cubed
Dice onion, celery, and carrots. In a large kettle, put water, saffron, onion, celery, bouillon cubes, carrots, salt, and pepper. Cook vegetables until they’re almost soft. Add chicken broth and chicken; bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until they’re done. Serves approximately 12.


Sarah said...


Your mom's soup recipe sounds delicious. I love chicken soup this time of year. We are expecting more snow over the next week. It is a pleasant feeling to be at home all cozy watching the snow out the window.

May you have a blessed day!


Cheri said...

If you ever have a chance to try the recipe (although you'll most likely want to cut it in half, and then half again for two people!) :) do let me know how it turns out for you!

I agree, watching the snow is a nice pastime. Blessings to you, too!

Rachel said...

I have been pondering chicken noodle soup recently as a yummy meal that requires little work (I have some of the ingredients pre-prepared and have done practically no cooking since James was born). This looks delicious and I'll have to try it!

Cheri said...

Nice to hear from you. :) If you get the time and energy to make it, let me know how you like it. My dad loves it, and he can be particular about recipes at times so it's definitely a "keeper" at our house!