BEST homemade chicken noodle soup! This version is made from scratch, so it’s light and nourishing. All the goodness from the chicken in one pot of soup. Just what you need to recover from a cold or the flu.
|Classic and basic tuna noodle casserole, made with a homemade cream sauce, tuna and peas and topped with kettle chips.|
Old Fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole
Canned tuna is always a good standby, anytime really, and definitely during Lent. We eat it most often in its most basic forms, straight out of the can over white bread slathered with mayonnaise, or on a melt, in tuna and egg salad, tuna mac, or even a slightly more fancy tuna pasta salad.
And then, of course, there's this classic tuna noodle casserole to stretch it out into a full out meal. Since it's just me and The Cajun, I'm making it in a smaller 2-quart size here, which amounts to about 4 full adult servings with other sides, but double it up for a 9 x 13 inch dish if you've got a bigger family to feed.
Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup? Perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu. There are probably as many ways of making chicken noodle soup as there are moms who make it.
The key is homemade stock made from chicken parts or a whole chicken. The iron rich gelatin from the chicken cartilage and bones is good for you, and one of the reasons why homemade chicken stock is so beneficial.
If you don’t already have a cache of homemade chicken stock, the following is a recipe for making the entire soup from scratch, starting with a whole chicken, parted out. Already have chicken stock? This recipe includes instructions for a 30 minute shortcut version as well.
This recipe makes an especially clean tasting soup with a rich, clear broth, and plenty of noodles.