2nd Annual Green Barn Christmas Celebration!

This past weekend, we hosted our 2nd Annual Green Barn Christmas Celebration!  A wonderful time was had by all!!!

Although the delicious food and desserts were all a HUGE hit, the star of the show was, by far, my homemade “Chicken Nookle Soup.”

This recipe has been in my family for years and years…  and since I was asked a million times, I promised some of my boarders I would totally share the secret.  Here it is… but it’s really no secret!  I’ll give you the list of ingredients but you don’t really measure anything… you just keep adding and adding and tasting and tasting until it tastes right!

Make the broth – bring to a soft boil:

  • Chicken broth
  • Water
  • Bouillon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Celery Salt
  • Celery Seed

Taste, taste, taste until it’s yummy!

Reduce to simmer – add a bunch of chicken (my mom says bone-in is best… it has the most flavor)

Add vegetables (all chopped):

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Spinach

When chicken is done (an hour or so), take out, allow to cool, remove bones, chop, put back in soup, continue to simmer.

Make the nookles – in a large bowl, mix:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Eggs

Start with flour, add some salt… then keep adding eggs until the batter/dough is yellowish and the consistency of sticky dough – not too runny, not too dry.  In a pot of boiling water, drop teaspoon sized balls of the nookle dough.  The dough will sink.  After all the nookles are floating, allow to boil softly for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Drain, add to soup – and voila!  YUMMER CENTRAL!!!

I am aware that this is not an exact science… but this is how I cook!  If you can follow my madness, you might just become the next nookle princess!  (I am the queen! :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NOOKLE-ING!!!!! :)

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