Monday, May 6, 2013
A Candlelight Dinner
Not the romantic kind of dinner. The electricity was out for 2 days and I cooked in the dark. lol
Snow hit the area a couple of times in the last few weeks. One storm iced things over before snowing, thus knocking the electric lines down in many places. I still wish I had a wood burning stove but the burners on the range kept the house warm enough.
I decided to make a batch of chicken and noodles to warm me up.
I made egg noodles,
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of salt
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/3 to 1/2 cup of water
bring to a ball, knead a few minutes.
divide the dough into fourths...
roll out each piece as thick as you like.
I always wrap the dough around the pin, remove the pin then slice the dough...
then I shake out the noodles, hang and let the dry for 2 hours...
Grabbed a jar of my homegrown, canned chicken and stock...
The jar looks strange but I have it figured out where 1/2 of a jar of chicken meat and filling the rest of the jar with the stock works out perfect for me.
I heated the chicken and stock on the stove...
after 2 hours of drying I broke the noodles into smaller lengths...
I cooked the noodles in boiling salted water until as tender as I wanted... drained and added the noodles to the chicken and stock
checked for salt and pepper, sprinkled with a few green onions (cause I like em :))
Curled up with my pillow and favorite fuzzy blanket and enjoyed the meal...
The noodles definitely warmed me up!
It was a nice comfort meal while being surrounded by darkness, snow and ice. lol