Hannah brought a favorite family recipe with her so she could make dinner for us. First, she simmered two chickens in water to cover. When they were tender, she turned off the stovetop and took them out of the pot to let them cool. Meanwhile, she mixed up a batch of homemade noodles and let them dry slightly, on a cookie sheet.
Once the chicken was cool enough to handle, she picked all the meat off the bones, resulting in a nice big bowl of meat.
She skimmed the fat off the broth and adjusted the seasonings with chicken bouillon, & salt.
Once the broth was back to boiling, she dropped the noodles in, and added the chicken.
She made a big pot of fluffy mashed potatoes and we ate the noodles and broth in bowls, on top of the potatoes. The meal was a labor of love, and pure, filling, comfort food. She left me with her noodle recipe, so I can make them myself. You can try them, too.
4-5 eggs, slightly beaten
add 1/2 tsp salt,
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
stir in flour-stiff enough (but not too stiff!) so it won’t stick to hands (about 2.5 cups)-add gradually
roll out dough, 1/4 at a time, VERY VERY THIN, add flour so it doesn’t stick
roll up, slice
Lay noodles out on cookie sheets to dry.
Add to boiling broth, a few at a time.