One of the best parts for me as a passionate cook and a mom is watching my kids blossom in the kitchen. Samantha turned 10 recently and I was reflecting on me at that age. I was making cookies, cakes from a box and in charge of mashing the potatoes and making the Russian Dressing for my dad’s salad. But that was about it in the cooking department.
I love that I have empowered my kids to think for themselves in the kitchen and come up with ideas on what it is they want to eat…and therefore make. From simple to a stretch, I enjoy letting them try their ideas out.
Since she was 9 Samantha has taken over the stock making at our house, you never know when the mood will strike her and watch out when we have any chicken on hand…she stalks us for our bones, skin and any other parts she can get her hands on. I will never forget the day at the age of 7 she said to me while shopping one day, “hey mom can I buy one of those chickens to make stock?” I was like “Ummm, aaah sure sweetie.”
Of ALL the things for a 7 year old to ask for at the grocery store…Mine wanted a chicken, lol! Samantha has even taught her cousins to make stock as well and their parents happily report back that their kids have been puffed up and excited about what they can do. (ages 8, 9 & 10). I love it!!
Today Samantha shares her Simple Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with you, minus the meat. She wants nothing to do with meat in her soups (but YOU can add it, lol)!
Hi, its me Samantha and I LOVE Chicken Noodle Soup BUT without the chicken! Lol!
This is my favorite way to make chicken noodle soup and its really yummy. My secret to this soup is that I make my own stock. Making your own stock is very very easy! I will share my secrets with you next week!
To make an easy chicken noodle soup that will make any tummy happy, all you need are noodles, stock and any other ingredients that you want like carrots, chicken, celery, onions or herbs. It’s SO simple!
Just make sure your don’t put too many noodles in the stock because they can suck it all up (I have done THAT before…oops)!
Samantha’s Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
5 cups chicken stock (yours or store-bought)
3/4 cup sliced carrots
1 cup small noodles like Ditalini
1 TBS minced parsley or Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs
Put your stock in a big pot, add in your carrots and bring it to a boil and then add your noodles and boil them until they are the way you like them (the box will tell you how long). Turn off your soup and let it sit on the stove for a little bit. Taste it and add anything you think it needs (a little more salt or pepper). Add in your herbs and eat it up with some crackers. I hope you like it!
Samantha’s Notes: You can add chicken in, I don’t for mine but I do for my dad and brother’s bowls since they like it that way, just add cooked chicken at the end so it does not dry out from when you boil the soup.
If you like cooked celery, you can 1/2 cup of sliced celery into the pot when you add the carrots, onions too if you want. You can make this how YOU like it. This is just how I like it.
Mom always says to taste and adjust, taste and adjust. She teaches me that I can always change the way food I make tastes to make it taste how I want, so you can too.