Chicken Noodle Soup and Cheesy Biscuits

Friday evening, it’s been a long week.  It’s been cold and gloomy all day, threatening to rain/spit snow all afternoon.  It’s the perfect night for a quick fix dinner of my favorite homemade chicken noodle soup.  It goes together fast and is a great use for leftovers.  Here’s my recipe:

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Chicken Noodle Soup

In a large pot with lid, melt about a tablespoon of butter and saute:

1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. celery
1/2 to 1 c. shredded carrot

When the onion is tender and translucent, add:

58 oz. Chicken Broth  (I used a combination of frozen homemade turkey broth, and canned broth.  Remember that homemade turkey broth I made a while back? )
14 to 16 oz. Vegetable Broth (I make and freeze vegetable stock too, but for this recipe I used canned broth)
1/2 lb. cooked chicken, cut up (I used turkey leftover from Thanksgiving that I had frozen)
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Bay Leaf
1 chicken bouillon cube (or add salt to taste, not both)
pepper to taste

Bring to a rolling boil and stir in 1-12 oz. package of Reames frozen egg noodles.  Reduce heat low enough to maintain a good simmer, partially cover the pot and cook until the noodles are done — tender, but still firm — about 20 minutes.

Serve hot with your favorite bread.  Tonight, I chose to throw together a copycat version of a popular sit-down seafood chain’s cheesy biscuits.

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Copycat Cheesy Biscuits

Preheat oven to 400°F.  In a large bowl, and using a pastry cutter or fork, cut together:

2-1/2 cups Bisquick (I used my own homemade “Missouri Mix”)
4 tbsp. Butter cut into pats, cold

Cut just until the mix forms chunks the size of small peas.  Stir in:

3/4 c. Milk
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 c. shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (I like the finely shredded kind)

Drop onto an UNgreased baking sheet using an ice cream scoop.  Should make a dozen or so biscuits.  Bake 15 to 17 minutes until golden brown on top.  Remove from oven and brush lightly with:

1 tbsp. melted Butter
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. dried Parsley Flakes

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My mom was always the Queen of the Obvious, and I think she would have said, “Mmmm, warm.”

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