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Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Recipe for Happiness, Prosperity and Good Health



This New Year, let's welcome it with a simple preparation that symbolizes these three elements; happiness, prosperity and good health. I will give you a healthy recipe that will perfectly fit for New Year's Eve. Aside from preparing round fruits that bring good luck to our homes let's also consider this recipe to add it on our celebration. Now what is the importance why we need to think of the foods that we prepare during New Year's Eve? It is because it has something to do with our faith towards the New Year that will come. As people who are always believing and hopeful, it is very important to us to welcome the year so that all these good things will follow us.

Chicken is believed by Chinese that it symbolizes happiness and prosperity. Egg, which is a common part of our daily meal, symbolizes fertility. Now we will add noodles on this menu which symbolizes longevity. Everyone of us wishes to have long life and extend all the good things that we experience in our lives, we don't want it to end. This recipe will have all of these three main ingredients which will make our year perfect. You can add vegetable or fruit salad together with it or make any type of fruit shake to match with your main menu. Enjoy your New Year with your family.


Chicken and Egg Noodles (Crock Pot)


Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lbs chicken pcs. (I use 4 chicken breasts with bones, skinned)
  • 4 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup butter (I use 1/2 stick)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup (I use Campbell's Healthy Request, no MSG)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package extra wide egg noodles (I use the big bag) and salt

Directions:


  • Put all ingredients, except noodles, in crock pot.

  • Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 3 1/2-4 1/2 hours.

  • (I cook just until the chicken is done, about 5 hours on low).

  • Remove chicken from broth.

  • I like to run a slotted spoon through the broth to make sure no little bones have escaped.

  • Add salt to taste.

  • Turn cooker to high and add noodles when broth is hot and bubbly.
  • Cook 30-45 minutes, or until noodles are done, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, remove meat from bones.

  • Add bite-size pieces to broth and noodles.

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