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.
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. 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.