Friday, January 4, 2008

Carrie's "No-Chicken Noodle Soup"

It is so good to be home. I haven't really been here since Christmas Eve, so it seems like forever. Next year, we're staying home for the holidays. I planned a week's worth of meals yesterday, and headed to the store. It is so nice to have my pantry and fridge stocked with good, healthy ingredients. I think I put on 10 lbs. in the last few months. Time to work on getting that off. It sucks when all your clothes start to feel a little tight!

Sleek and I had a nice time in Vegas. Like I said before, it's not really our type of place, but I'm down with laying around a nice hotel room anywhere. That's basically what I did, except for some fantastic partying on New Year's Eve. Sleek and I ate at the Indian restaurant in our hotel two different times. We also had a nice dinner at a really good seafood restaurant. I did learn that any time Red Bull invites you to an event, you really should go.

So, on to the cooking. A few (couple?) weeks ago, Carrie had blogged about a noodle soup she made. It looked so good, and I vowed that it would be my first post-holiday meal. I couldn't wait to make it. I followed her recipe, except I used the whole bag of noodles. My kids love noodles, so I thought it couldn't hurt. There were LOTS of noodles, but it was still really, really good. Maybe more like "No-Chicken and dumplings" than soup. I'll definitely make it again. It would be good with rice too.

I'm back on a Beirut kick, folks. Look out! I can't wait until Colin MacIntyre's new album comes out in early February.


carrie said...

I'm glad you liked it....I hope your kids did too (it's one that I can get my picky eater to eat tons of). I've used the whole bag of noodles before, and everyone here loved it that way....I kinda like the soup part myself, so I try to please everyone by adding more noodles than I like, but less than they like!!

Glad you had a good time in Vegas, it's so refreshing to get a break from the kiddos, the cooking, the laundry, yada, yada. There couldn't be a more perfect way to start the new year. Hope you and Sleek have a great one.

The Dalai Mama said...

Yes, Carrie, the kids did like it! Definitely a success. They'll eat noodles in any way, shape or form.