Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quick and Easy! (ha)

Remember last fall when Caleb went with his Papa (my dad) to South Dakota for some MAJOR pheasant hunting?
Well, our freezer (and my dad's) are full of pheasant. We have been loving it.
So many yummy ways to prepare and eat it!!

It was one of those days. A day when we had lots going on. The children were busy helping Brian, taking lessons, here and there. Not a lot of order just lots to get done.
All to say, they were all going to be arriving home right at dinner time and they were going to be hungry.
Each month we rotate "service for the family" (aka: chores). One of the services is to be my kitchen assistant. My assistant was gone.
I was on my own for dinner prep.
I thought I would make something quick and easy.
Pheasant Noodle Soup - with Homemade noodles.
Yep. Homemade!
I use to make homemade noodles.
Haven't done that for a very long time.

Now, I remember why - 
I could not get the egg and flour to roll out!! At all!
I was dripping with sweat and tears.
There was nothing easy (or quick) about it.
It was harder than doing a P90X workout.
This is what I ended up with. Each strip is like 20 inches thick. (argh)
But, I wasn't going to let a little flour and egg get the best of me.
So, I let it dry.

Dropped it in the pot with the pheasant and broth.

Served it and...
... to my surprise, it was a HUGE hit!! 
Everyone ranted and raved about it all through dinner. 
They loved the 20 inch thick noodles. :-)
It was worth all the tears.

Note to self: Next time do it with my assistant and let them roll it out.


Dyar Family said...

Ha Ha, I love when the things we think are a disater end up being a huge hit. I tried homeade noodles once and have never done it again :) Way to go!

The Munck Family said...


And wow, that's a lot of pheasants!

myletterstoemily said...

first of all, love the note to self!

your noodles look so delicious. i
used to make homemade noodles,
too. will have to pull that trick back
out of the hat.

i am so scared to fix 'real' game
that i have let many hard fought
pheasants get freezer burn.

the shame!

did you boil it or roast it or what?

oh, i just remembered, i used to
assign kids to be chef of the night,
and i would be THEIR asst.

lots of fun

Anonymous said...

Homemade noodles are so Yummy!

knittykneighbour said...

What a great idea! I'm inspired- think I'll have to make some soon. =)

Here to Serve Him... said...


Your soup looks yummy!! We eat soup all winter long so now that SPRING has arrived the soup pots get put away in place of foil for the grill!!

I love making homemade noodles...MaKayla says I will keep her good and stocked up on frozen noodles whenever she gets restless and leaves home! Of course she will only be a Junior in high school next year, but is determined she will NEVER leave home...unless she finds a good, wholesome, Christian man like her daddy! :o)

Awesome job on your supper even if it did require alot of sweat equity! :o)


Amy said...

I'm sure you felt much better once everyone started raving over your delicious meal. That makes all of the hard work worth it...right!!