Mmmm Mmm Good!

Fall is in the air. Cool crisp mornings and a glimpse of fall colors is beginning to be revealed pointing towards a painted landscape in the near future. Fall traditions are in full swing; apple picking, pumpkin patches, and fall harvest festivals. I absolutely love fall in the Midwest and at the first sign of it's arrival I break out a few fall decorations, open the windows, crave pumpkin everything, stock our fridge with apple cider, and start thinking about a few of my favorite cool weather recipes. The difference this year is that I'm pregnant and once I get a meal in my mind, I've gotta have it! I've been thinking about my mom's homemade noodles for the past week, they put a basic chicken noodle soup over the top and are delicious over mashed potatoes. Making noodles around the holidays just like my mom is becoming a tradition, but this year I broke the recipe out early for a fall batch of chicken noodle soup. These homemade noodles are too good and too simple to not share.

Mama Suz's Egg Noodles 
2 eggs
1 cup of self rising flour

Yep! That's it, only 2 ingredients. You simply put the eggs and flour in a bowl and mix it together with your hands, squeezing it through your hands until it's mixed well and you are able to shape it into a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit of flour to help shape it. Roll it out on a floured surface. You can make them as thick or as thin as you want, but remember you are using self rising flour so they will thicken when they are cooked. After I've rolled the dough I cut it into 4 sections and then use a butter knife or pizza cutter to make the strips of noodles.

Add the noodles right away to your favorite boiling soup or broth and allow them to boil for about 5-7 minutes. These noodles also freeze well if you aren't planning to cook them right away. I spread the noodles out on a cookie sheet, allow them to freeze for 1-2 hours and then transfer them to a freezer bag.

Simple but scrumptious and they were the perfect addition to last nights dinner. We ate the soup over mashed potatoes (according to my husband soup isn't enough, so I always make something extra) and because my kitchen was already a mess I kept going and made Mama Suz's homemade biscuits. We enjoyed every bite. Don't be deceived, we don't eat "from scratch" meals every night, it was actually the first night this week I've cooked and we'll be enjoying the left overs tonight (Yay for another night off)! However, it's another beautiful fall day in Ohio and probably just a matter of time before I find myself in the kitchen again working on one of my many favorite fall recipes.

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