Today has been the most beautiful blizzard-y day! Something about watching the snow fall and rest on the trees is absolutely breathtaking. The trees are all weight down by inches and inches of snow- the kind that sticks to every branch.
It was a bit touch and go there for a bit but mother nature pulled through, we'll be having a white Christmas after all here in Idaho! I only remember one Christmas growing up where we didn't have snow here. It was very strange!
Hudson and his friend, Reese, rolled the cutest snowman & decorated him all my themselves!
One thing I love about this season is all the cooking & baking!! So many memories revolve around home cooked meals & treats. Growing up, joy filled our home while we enjoyed Mom's home cooked goodness- she's amazing in the kitchen!
I think mom's Chicken Noodle Soup with homemade Egg Noodles has got to be one of my ultimate favorites in the winter. But if you ask Dad he'll tell you there is absolutely no reason this soup should be seasonal! Even in the heat of summer he'd ask Mom to make it! :) Just for the record, I agree Dad!
The recipe makes a large pot of soup feeding at least 6-8 hungry bellies and stores in the fridge very well. Leftover soup heats up and is as yummy the second day as it was the first!
Here's the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe to pin or print.
One thing to not is you can add whatever vegetables you'd like. It's probably the one thing I do a little differently from what I remember mom doing group up. I think we all were pretty picky about vegetables- so she'd leave them out!
I added celery, carrots & potato to ours. Whatever you have on hand will be delicous!
In my humble opinion the noodles are what MAKES the soup! Something about homemade Egg Noodles!
Here's the simply recipe. They are very easy to make- you'll just need to be sure you give yourself enough time to let them sit for 1-2 hours to dry out and then simmer in the pot for at least 1 hour. So be sure you prepare them at least 3 hours before dinner time! I usually whip them up mid-morning and let them sit all day. Doesn't hurt!
Form a well in the center of the flour then add the eggs & salt.
After you mix the flour mixture and add water you'll take the dough out and separate it in three balls... this just makes it easier to roll out.
Start to roll out one ball, making sure it is WELL FLOURED! Keep the remaining dough covered.
Once you have your desired thickness (they will thicken when cooked), use a pizza cutter to cut strips then cut again to the length of noodles you desire.
Place noodles on a clean kitchen towel to dry for 1-2 hours.