And that recipe had perfect timing as we also had roast chicken on Monday night so I had leftover chicken to use up on Tuesday. Now that's "Leftover Chicken Blogging Recipes Serendipity" if I do say so myself! (Hugh? Nevermind.)
So I grabbed my laptop with Julie's post on-screen & put it on the kitchen counter so I could start making supper. Chicken, check! Potatoes, check! Carrots, check! Celery, check! Chicken bouillon cubes, check! Egg noodles, uhm, not so much.
But wait! She also included a link to her great-grandmother's recipe for homemade egg noodles!
I LOVE egg noodles. But I'm an egg noodle snob. I don't care for the dried ones; I like the frozen noodles, which of course, are more expensive therefore I do not buy them often. Actually, I think the only time I ever buy them is for Thanksgiving or Christmas (which we then smother in turkey gravy).
So this was going to be the day I made egg noodles for the first time. And I can say two things about the actual process; they are darned sticky and I really, really want a pastry cloth!
I kneaded my dough on the countertop sprinkled with copious amounts of flour, but my fingers kept getting stuck together. So I pulled what eggnoodlegoo I could off of them, washed my hands, then sprayed my hands with cooking spray. Much nicer.
And since I am horrible at rolling out dough from any recipe, I lightly sprayed my baking sheet & rolling pin with cooking spray & rolled the dough out on the pans instead of doing it on a floured countertop. Cheating? Possibly. But it got the job done. Sort of.
I had another hour until I had to start supper so I left the noodles on the baking sheet. And the noodles dried a little bit on top, but not on the bottom so they kind'a stuck to the sheet. So I basically had to coax each and every stinking egg noodle off the sheet, cussing after each pull.
So was it worth it? Definitely! I can now add "Egg Noodles" to the list of things that I will no longer buy from the store!
And here's the result of the Eggnoodlerama and accompanying recipe items:
|As if there wern't enough carbs in the bowl, I added a slice of homemade bread.|
Recipe Notes: Technically, I did make two modifications from Julie's recipe. I didn't add the celery because it looked a bit past the "people-eating" stage, so it went into the chicken bucket, and I did add about a cup of leftover chicken gravy from last night's supper so I omitted the butter. I also used Russet potatoes, which didn't hold up as well as a yellow or red potato would have, but I didn't have any.