27 Feb, 2014
A bowl of comfort and love
I’ve been feeling a bit like a crazy mama this week, working/writing/planning to the point of Total Brain Explosion. And then there’s the weather! Holy crap. I’ve had it up to *here* with the deep freeze. CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY.
The cold has been downright paralyzing. And this kind of paralysis demands easier meals and fewer trips to the grocery store. What I love about this recipe is (a) it uses leftovers and (b) makes a satisfying meal and (c) the kids will EAT IT. Hence, it is a total winner in my books. It is ridiculously simple.
I actually got the idea from this recipe. I was smitten by the cute photo of the little boy that I had to try it myself. Isn’t this such a nice way of getting kids in the kitchen?
The fun part of this recipe is breaking up the noodles. It has such a satisfying crrrrrack to it, and if you break your capellini noodles into a big bowl you will cut down on the mess factor. THEN mash the pile of dry noodles with your hand to break them into smaller bits. THIS IS BETTER THAN BUBBLE WRAP PEOPLE.
The recipe looked fine as it is, but I didn’t have it in front of me so I winged it. I just boiled the stock, added the broken pits of pasta, a diced carrot, diced chicken breast, and as it was all coming together at the end I added dried parsley, salt and pepper, and a bit of green onion. It was heaven. And I didn’t even have to leave the house!