Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Came, I Saw, and I Tried....

I remember my mom making dumplings when I was growing up. When we saw all the flour on the counter and those big yummy pieces of dough ready for the cooking pot we knew we were about to get something good. My mom could make some mean chicken and dumplings ya'll.

In my ever-running quest to find ways to feed the children a healthy lunch that will actually FILL THEM UP for at least two hours I decided to try to make homemade noodles. And then make a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. I knew my mom had made dumplings on a regular basis so I at least figured I could give it a try. And plus, I have eggs like crazy right now and this is one way to use them up!

I scoured the internet and finally found a homemade pasta recipe on allrecipes that looked doable and set out to give it a whirl. Abbie was the photographer.

It was not hard at all. It took a little time for the pasta to get dry, but the actual making the noodles was, maybe 10 minutes.

Verdict: The soup and noodles were very good. Matt finished off the whole pot and Tyler said he would eat them again. Which is 13 Code for he liked them. Abbie and James acted like I was feeding them aliens for lunch and ate crackers and ham instead. Yep, no sympathy from me. I had just made homemade noodles.

Will I do this again? Yes, I believe so; now that I know how easy it is. I can't say I will do it every time I need a noodle, but they were good enough to give it another go. I like learning how to make things from scratch and as long as I have the eggs it is a good way to use them.

Next on my list: Dumplings!

Bethany-I was going to do the black beans yesterday, but Monday night when I went to pull them out to soak them I couldn't find them. They probably are floating around my head with all the other things I "thought" I did. I'll try them after next payday and buy groceries again.

Today I am linking up at Raising Homemakers.


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Teaching Good Things.


  1. I am so proud of you. I never would have tried to make noodles. Dumplings are easy.

  2. I did noodles once, maybe I'll try again.

  3. Well done!! By the way, you can freeze homemade noodles so you'll always have them on hand.

  4. You made homemade noodles! You are my hero for the day! You make it sound easy enough, maybe some day when I am sleeping more than 4 hours at a time I will try it ; )

    As for the bean - Girl, those can wait, you just made noodles!


  5. Also, I agree with your mama, dumplings are easy.

  6. Yum!! Those look awesome. Can I come over next time?

  7. The first time I made noodles, I did them by hand, and they were not pretty, but definitely delicious! After several attempts I asked my husband for a pasta maker, and now it is much easier :-) I have never tried dumplings before. Might need to attempt that!