Making dinner when you are depressed sucks. Today has been a good day, and I am happy to report such a positive one for a change. Chicken noodles with mashed potatoes as some easy comfort food is perfect and simple to make. Can 5-10 minutes in the kitchen result in a delicious meal? You bet. (of course, the food will have to take time to cook while you go put your feet up or do whatever you feel like doing)
Comfort food of my childhood. It reminds me of the food I would have at Grandma's house on Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Sometimes Grandma would have a pot of noodles on the stove for dinner at any time of the year. I am forever thankful that she showed me how to make them from scratch, and I am also grateful that I have learned such a simple way to capture the taste. Even though my version resembles more the noodles on the dinner buffet at Der Dutchman. If you are unfamiliar with this chain of Ohio Amish restaurants, I highly suggest you put it on your restaurant list if you are in or coming through the area.
This is a simple recipe to create a home-style dish.
Home-Style Amish Chicken Noodles
1 Chicken breast, boiled, shredded
32 oz Chicken Broth
64 oz Water
3-4 TB Chicken Bouillon crumbles
1 TB Parsley
1/2 TB Celery Seed
Lowery's Seasoned Salt & Black Pepper to taste
Store-Bought Home-style Egg Noodles
Boil chicken breast in a saucepan of water for 25 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
In a large pot, add broth, seasonings, water, and bring to a boil. (about 5-7 minutes)
When boiling, add noodles and let boil for 5 minutes.
Turn down the heat to a medium temperature and let cook for 30 minutes.
Let noodles cool for about 10 minutes and then serve with mashed potatoes.
We're going to have dinner leftovers for a few days, and my tummy is so happy. No takeout tonight!
Depression 0, Me 1🙂