Finally, it's starting to feel a bit like Fall around here and I always look forward to making "warm your tummy" type meals that are expected this time of the year.
Over the weekend, we had much needed rain and it just felt like Fall. Trying to come up with something for dinner is becoming much more of a challenge for me these day. I spotted my Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook and started thumbing thru its pages. I came across the Creamy Chicken and Noodles recipe, which is usually a mainstay meal that I make often, but this one was a bit different. It had butter in it. Hmmm...sounded interesting so I thought I'd give it a try.
I cut the recipe in half since it's just Mr. Bill and I these days. Even halved recipes are sometimes too much, but that's the joy of soup. You can freeze it and enjoy some later. At least that's what I have to do for Mr. Bill as he doesn't like to have "day after" leftovers. When he was a kid, an only kid at that, his mom would fix soup that would last for days and days. He was scarred for life because of it.
For Mr. Bill and I, usually the four-quart bowl is sufficient. IF I had the two-quart bowl, it would be great for dips, sauces, or for one-person meals. But I don't have the two-quart bowl!! When the slow cooker came, the smallest bowl was broken. I requested a replacement that took several attempts and about six weeks later before the replacement came. It, too, was broke. Arrgghhh! I contacted the company and asked for another replacement. It, AGAIN, took several weeks but I never received the bowl even though they said they sent it each time I called them, as a matter of fact, and finally gave up. Sigh....one of these days, I 'll order me one without contacting the company. Anyway, I do love my slow cooker.
This type of homemade soup is so easy to make and generally doesn't need a recipe, but I'm making a printable recipe of MY version of the soup just in case you want to add one to your library of great meals. Click for the Creamy Chicken and Noodles recipe.
P.S. The butter does give the soup a distinct flavor. I think that I prefer the soup without the butter but try it for yourself to see what you think.
Quote for the day ~ "The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools." ~ Henry Beston, Northern Farm