This is what I make when I want something warm and wonderful, but I don't have a lot of time. I call it "Cheatin' Chicken Noodle Soup" because it's not totally made from scratch. I guess you could call it "semi-homemade," but I think someone's already come up with that name!
This isn't really a recipe; it's more of a guideline. Anyway, here goes:
Cheatin' Chicken Noodle Soup
Coat the bottom of your soup pot with extra virgin olive oil. Finely dice some onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Saute until soft. Salt and pepper.
Now you need some chicken broth. I have used the kind that comes in a cardboard container (like College Inn), and I have also used bouillion cubes and water. I have even used a mixture of the two. Whatever. You probably need about 6-8 cups.
Next you need to add some chicken. I use a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter. Just cut it up in small chunks. I use just the white meat, because my kids are picky eaters (if you can picture a 180 lb., 6 ft. boy/man as a picky eater), but use whatever you like.
Then all you need are the egg noodles. You can either cook them separately or boil them directly in the soup. Your choice.
OK, that's all there is to it. It reheats well, too, so make extra. Enjoy!
I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit with all of you too much lately -- my husband hasn't been feeling well, and it turns out he needs to have minor, outpatient surgery tomorrow. I might not get to post for a few days. Please remember us in your prayers. Many thanks.