I am all about those carbohydrates
Next week, we will be in glamorous Muncie, IN for a football game. Since the game is conveniently scheduled on a Thursday night, that means that we will be driving down that afternoon and staying the night. So, since we have to take Friday off anyway, what fabulous tourist attractions should Leo and I visit? The Ball Glass factory? The Clabber Girl baking powder factory? There's also a baseball bat factory somewhere, but I try to limit myself to one baseball bat factory per year.
I came up with a few things for us to do on Friday, all in Ft. Wayne (they are having a Carols Santana tribute on Friday AND the circus is in town). Then there is some sort of Amish theme park that we might go to. I'm sure the attraction itself will be lame, but I have high hopes for the restaurant. I love restaurants like that. Check out this menu:
Iron kettle of thick ham & bean soup
Melt 2 tablespoons butter (saving the remaining 4 tablespoons for the noodles) in a sauté pan set over medium heat. Add cracker crumbs and cook, stirring often, until they are brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a large pot of water to boil. Add noodles and chicken base. Cook noodles until they are almost soft, but still have a bit of chewiness (different brands will require different times; check the package for instructions). Drain noodles in a colander and return them to the cooking pot. Immediately add butter, salt and pepper (it's easiest if butter has been diced). Stir gently, allowing the noodles to soak in the butter. Serve quickly, topping each serving with cracker crumbs.
Serves 6, as a side dish.
Chicken base: A thick paste that comes in 1-pint plastic tubs. Flavors include chicken, mushroom, shrimp, lobster, beef and turkey. Available in Louisville at specialty stores and at some supermarkets.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal
Just as trashy as I had suspected. I'm thinking about
doing a "trashy comfort food" theme for Thanksgiving, maybe I'll make them then.
It looks like the fancy noodle company does not sell direct to individuals so
I'll have to make the noodles myself. I mean, it's the noodles that make
this so good.
Yeah, my social calendar is PACKED.