This is just what I needed to treat my post-craft-show cold. Made-from-scratch turkey noodle soup, just like grandma would make if she were into making stuff like this.
Remember the turkey stock I made and froze? Well I started with that. I dumped in a 3-cup frozen block of stock, along with 3 cups of water, then set it to thaw and heat on the stove.
Meanwhile, I realized I didn’t have any egg noodles. So I read some noodle/dumpling recipes online and settled for this mix of them because it is relatively simple.
Beat an egg.
Add a cup of flour.
And some salt…
Then add a splash of milk if it seems too crumbly. Roll it out…
And cut it into strips.
My dumpling thingies sat around while I washed, peeled, and chopped my veggies. I used a stalk of celery, one potato, and 2 carrots.
The stock had melted and everything was warm by this point, so I dumped in the veggies first.
Then dropped in the dumpling things one by one …
And covered it, turned the heat to medium-low, and let it simmer/steam for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, I cut up some leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving (It was in the freezer! Not getting moldy in the fridge, don’t worry.) I didn’t wantit to get all dry and overcooked so I waited until the veggies and dumplings were finished cooking before adding the turkey.
Once I dumped in the meat, I let it heat up before serving.
Like I said, it definitely hit the spot in my winter-cold condition… and reminded me of the dreams I used to have when I was little of the old grandmotherly lady who lived in a house on stilts and would invite all the neighborhood children in for cookies*. Except that it’s soup, not cookies.
*I think this dream grandmotherly lady was inspired by Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.