Thursday, April 3, 2008

Nothing like homemade bread & a bowl full of soup




Yesterday Maddie & I went and picked strawberries at a local orchard with our friends. We came home & made freezer jam & I thought we need some of my moms homemade wheat bread to go along with this & then in the middle of making the bread I thought we also need some homemade soup to go along with the bread! So that's what we had for dinner & it was so so yummy. This soup is one of Matt's favorite dinners & the wheat bread is a recipe my mom & dad have cooked for years. It's a family favorite.


I'm at that point in my pregnancy where I'm burning up hot all the time, so halfway through dinner as I wiped the sweat from my brow I told Matt I can't do hot soup anymore until this little guy is born. The soup, bread & jam were definitely worth the heat though.

Whole Wheat Bread

8 cups warm water

1 1/2 c honey

2 T yeast

10 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 t salt

Put all ingredients in mixer. Let them knead together for 3-4 mins. Then add more flour until the dough leaves the side of the bowl (about 8-10 cups more). Place dough in Pam sprayed pans. Let double. Bake at 325 until bread sounds hollow when tapped on top. About 25 mins.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

1 Whole Chicken

Boil with a few vegetables to flavor the soup. I usually use celery, onions & carrots + 2 t salt. Bring the chicken to a boil & then let simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours. Remove chicken and debone, chop & set aside in fridge while you make the noodles. Keep the broth simmering. My mom use to blend the veggies in the broth so we wouldn't pick out the veggies. I haven't had to do that yet. You can add bouillon if you want more flavor.

Noodles

2 c flour 2 eggs

1/2 t salt 4 egg shells of water

Put flour and salt in a bowl, add eggs and water and stir until well mixed. Dump out on floured surface and roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut strips of the dough and put them in the simmering broth. Continue until all the noodles are in & add the chicken & let simmer for about 5 mins.

2 comments:

cchw said...

okay, so i made all of mine yesterday, and just tried it with toasted bread today. YUUUUMM!
I made 4 batches and kept going down in sugar content. i think my favorite is the one cup sugar, 2 cups strawberry. it's a hit over here!

Jason and Shannon Ewing said...

Holy cow, you sure do make the rest of us stay at home moms looks bad!! I'm jealous....I can't cook to save my life. Congrats on the upcoming new addition