I cooked egg noodles soup for my dinner yesterday (it was really a last minute decision as my hubby decided that he wanted to go wash his car and asked me to have dinner first). I was lazy to go downstairs to buy food so I just scavenged around in my fridge and found some simple but nutritious ingredients to make my dinner. Since it was so yummy, I reserved some for Alicia. It’s really simple and easy, just like instant noodles – but without the MSG! 🙂
- Stock – this is a MUST to make the noodles tasty!
- egg noodles
- cauliflower (or other veggies of your choice. I used this coz Alicia usually has broccoli for lunch and cauliflower for dinner so I always have these two veggies in my fridge)
- fresh shitake mushrooms
- a pre-packed portion of chicken fillet (optional since there’s already egg. Feel free to interchange the two sources of protein)
- Soak the egg noodles in water for awhile to soften slightly.
- Rinse the shitake mushrooms, remove the stalk and slice them.
- Wash the cauliflower and remove any brown spots.
- Bake the pre-packed portion of chicken fillet and cut/shred into small pieces after it is cooked.
- Set the stock to boil in a saucepan.
- Once the stock boils, add in the cauliflower and egg noodles.
- Once the noodles have softened (you can pick a little strand to try if it’s soft enough for the toddler), add in the shitake mushrooms.
- Crack the egg and add it to the saucepan. I like to have my egg in small pieces when I eat noodle soup so I will stir quickly (but not too hard in case the yolk disappears into the soup totally).
- Add the baked chicken pieces/shreds in and voila! the nutritious meal’s ready. 🙂
Add a small amt of salt/sauce if preferred.
As my darling’s not really a soupy girl (yet), I gave her the noodles without the soup. Although she didn’t drink the soup, the soup’s a crucial ingredient as it makes the noodles tasty! And most importantly, in her bout of fussiness about food recently, she ate this dish!
It’s really a very convenient dish to make since it’s something that the whole family can eat for lunch/dinner so there’s no need for additional work! Hurray! 🙂