Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beef and Noodles

Recently I made some homemade egg noodles - much better than purchased ones.  Not hard to make but I have not made noodles for a long time so had to dig out my recipe – you can find recipes for egg noodles on the internet.  I use my electric  mixer and the dough hook and mix it well and until the ball of dough gets elastic, meaning the gluten is developed.  I don’t kneed my dough by hand as my wrists are wimpy and get tired before the dough is kneeded enough.  I do have a pasta machine I received from my mother in law that works wonders for rolling and cutting the noodles too.  Here are some of the noodles I made all laid out on a kitchen towel to dry and will be bagged up for future use.IMG_5595
OK, back to the title of my post – Beef and Noodles.  I made a big pot of beef and noodles using my homemade noodles and some canned beef I had purchased at the local processing plant some beef broth and some frozen peas.  Now for the part that I didn’t realize was unusual until recently.  We love our beef and noodles served over potatoes and mashed potatoes being the preferred form.  We also eat chicken and noodle soup the first day as soup and the second day served over potatoes. IMG_5593 Do any of you eat beef and noodles or chicken and noodles over potatoes?  I don’t know if it is a regional thing as I know others around here that eat it that way too but have heard from people that came from places other than Nebraska say they had never heard of it except here in Nebraska.  By the way it is really, really good served this way and when I warmed up these leftovers I was a little short on broth for it to be perfect.  I like my potatoes swimming in plenty of broth but it still was pretty tasty.  If this is new to you and you give it a try please let me know how you like it.

Lynn

Lynn

8 comments:

Janet said...

I have wimpy wrists too. DH kneads for me--he wants noodles. He likes his beef and noodles with dumplings and sauerkraut. I would love to have a pasta cutter. I should mention that to him. lol

Mary L. said...

Beef and noodles is possibly my favorite thing to eat..much better than chicken and noodles I think. I even loved the beef and noodles that were served for school lunch when I was a kid..in fact I guess that is where I learned to like them. When I got married my mother in law introduced me to homemade noodles and serving them over mashed potatoes. Just had a discussion with my youngest son who would like that sometime during the Christmas week. I make beef and noodles often (buy the homemade noodles from our church...just as good or better than my own) but when it is just Tom and I we don't have them over potatoes. When our church hosts their chicken and noodle dinners, they are served along with stuffing. Now I think THAT is odd!

Mary L. said...

Forgot to say I lived in Iowa in those years..so maybe the noodles on top of potatoes is a Midwest thing.

Elaine Adair said...

New to me! I was raised in, and south of Chicago, from Swedish/German/English grandparents. This is nothing I am familiar with. I know meatballs, potato sausage, and lots of breads and sweetrolls and coffee! But your menu sounds wonderful - my husband is Dutch and this sounds like something his dutch grandma made - he always telles me about it!

paula, the quilter said...

I know DH would love this, but as inactive as he is it would further damage his waistline. Never heard of serving over mashed potatoes. But I serve chili over corn chips if I have them and if I don't then I serve them over macaroni. I've done this for 30 years.

Huskerbabe said...

Always over mashed potatoes but then I'm a Nebraska gal too. That's how they serve them in the cafes too.

Stitches said...

You are a girl after my own heart!! That's the way we eat our beef/chicken and noodles too. And if we are really lucky, we have homemade bread...talk about carb's!! But it is sooooo good, must be a midwestern thing, huh???

Meta said...

My mom was born and raised in wichita and later in her life began to serve spaghetti with meat sauce ( all mixed together) over boiled mashed potatoes. I'm guessing it is a mid western thing.

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