Appreciate the Effort

In our house, I always do the dishes. I don’t mind to be completely honest, I always thoroughly enjoy the challenge of finding the best way to fit everything. A few weeks ago Zach did the dishes and I really appreciated it, even though I enjoy doing the dishes it is still nice when he does something like that for me. When I opened the dishwasher I couldn’t help but laugh, there were hardly any dishes in it and sink full of dishes. With a big smile on my face I thanked my husband for doing some dishes then told him he was fired from doing the dishes anymore. The other day at work we were discussing our significant others doing the dishes and I told my story and one of my coworkers said that’s what he wanted, to get out of ding the dishes. Clearly he is not the only one because most of my coworkers agreed with me, they just don’t do it the same.

Well the whole point of this story is I had a mountain of dishes tonight when I got home from work, I knew I had to tackle them before I could even begin to make dinner. By the time I was done with the dishes I was tired and didn’t particularly feel like putting a whole lot of effort into dinner. When I left work today I was talking to my coworker about what to make for tonight’s post and of course pasta was on my mind. After standing in front of our pantry for a while a package of egg noodles was calling to me, the recipe on the back for Everyone’s Favorite Buttered Noodles just called to me, and it hit the spot, so I had to share this recipe with you guys. I am sure most of you don’t need the recipe but it was just so darn delicious and easy.

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For this recipe you will need, egg noodles, chicken broth and butter.

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Bring the butter and the chicken broth to a boil and add noodles. Stir to make sure noodles are covered by broth and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes until tender.

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Everyone’s Favorite Buttered Noodles

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (14oz) cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups wide egg noodles

Bring butter and broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add noodles. Stir to make sure noodles are covered by broth. Cook 7 to 8 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally. Almost all of the broth will be absorbed.

Easy to make, easy clean up, it doesn’t get much better and there are so many ways to modify this recipe, the package suggests adding 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder for cheesy garlic noodles, or 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley or dill weed, or serve with beef stew, pot roast or meatballs. So many possibilities!

Before I end this post I had to share this picture because someone wanted to “help” make dinner. She seemed convinced she wanted some uncooked noodles so I gave her one, she ate the whole thing, who knew, apparently my kitty likes uncooked noodles.

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