Friday, February 28, 2014

The Noodle Soup

This is probably one of the few things I've made recently where I didn't use a recipe.  I made this up with my own brain.  Yes!  I can Brain.  Contrary to some people's opinions.

Because I went overboard with the noodles, it has been dubbed "The Noodle Soup."  The great thing is when I make up a dish of leftovers for Mrblocko to take with him to work, I don't need to pack any crackers.  There is literally no room for crackers in this soup.

Noodle Soup- with chicken and veggies from Mrsblocko's brain.
2T olive oil
2 small onions, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
2 medium sized carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced, leaves included if you have them
1 T cumin
1 c Salsa
8 c stock
2 c cooked quinoa
2 cooked, diced chicken breasts (mine were grilled)
18 lasagna noodles
1-2 t  Penzey's northwoods seasoning (or Penzey's northwoods fire seasoning if you can take the heat)

Boil water in a pan or tea kettle.  While the water is coming to a boil, in a large soup pot, cook onions, garlic, carrots and celery over medium heat until translucent.  About 5 min.  Add cumin and cook for 1 min.  Add salsa and cook for 1-2 min until simmering.  Add stock and bring to simmer.

Once water comes to a boil, place lasagna noodles in 9x13 pan and pour the boiling water over the noodles.  Let the water and noodles sit until the noodles become pliable, about 5-10 min.  Cut noodles into 1" wide fat strips.  Add noodles, chicken and quinoa.  Cook for 10 min until the noodles are fully cooked.  When everthing is eated through add northwoods fire seasoning.  We added ours to our bowls individually as Mrblocko likes a bit more heat in his soup.

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