Grandma Beulah Noodles,
The Holidays are around the corner. I begin to reflect on my childhood and what I hope to carry on with my own children. Maybe you are the beginning of your family’s tradition or you come from a long line of family traditions. A few meals that stand out in my childhood are my grandmother Beulah’s dishes. She would make these each holiday year after year. I refer to these dishes as a warm blanket to my kids. I hope to pass down the same kind of comfort food to them and onto the line of Jaber/Horn lineage to follow.
My son stayed home from school sick last week, which made me think of making my grandmother noodles for chicken noodle soup. One of those old wives tales that I believe in, soup cures colds! I called up my mom to ask her how grandma made them, she reminded me of our Family Cookbook.
I have changed the broth from what is in Beulah’s recipe but used the noodle recipe. She did it all by hand. I use my kitchen aide pasta roller attachment for the noodles instead. I made the Chicken noodle soup for my sick kiddo, froze the rest for our Bend Teardrop Tall boy Summer Lake Hot Springs winter campout that next weekend. Throw the frozen soup into the cooler when packing, heat it up at camp and dinner is done! (Picture of heat up at camp and kids eating)
Details of my version of Beluah’s Chicken Noodle Soup
If you have time to make Chicken Broth or use store bought.
Amy’s Homemade Chicken Bone/Healing Broth:
1. leftover chicken bones, I leave out the carrots (it makes the broth sweeter; I am a savory person.)
2. lots of celery
3. 1 onions, 4 cloves of garlic skins on!
4. 1 Bay leaf
5. 2 mushrooms
6. 1 tomato
7. 1 small Ginger and turmeric root
8. Parsley, Steams and all: Amount - a handful
9. Fill Instapot to the line marked on the pot with water
I use a pressure cooker mode with Instapot for 4 hours.
Beluah’s Homemade Noodles:
1. 3 Eggs Slightly Beaten
2. 1 Teaspoon Salt
3. 1 cup flour or more until able to work with fingers.
4. Flour board generously and roll out. Roll up dough with flour and slice. Let noodles dry out for a couple hours on board.
Use a big pot or I like to use my big dutch oven pot.
Sautee Onions, Celery, Carrots, thyme and chopped parsley. Use 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or butter.
Add broth of choice
Add diced chicken
Bring to a boil, turn to a simmer until veggies are tender.
Add in Homemade Noodles (noodles take 5-8 mins until done.)
Add Salt and Pepper to liking
Boom Soup for Days!
Happy Holidays and Cheers to your next Teardrop Camping Adventure!
-Amy Jaber and Bend Teardrop Team