Noodle Soup + Nintendo

Couple multiple Super Nintendo games with homemade noodle soup and you get a fifth grader’s perfect night… or an ideal night in the eye’s of two twenty-something guys. 😉

Late this afternoon Ryan’s cousin Daniel came over to our apartment so the two boys could enjoy an afternoon of throw-back video games.


I wish I could say that the above picture was staged, but the facial expressions and random words coming out of these boys’ mouths were 100 percent original and genuine.

The guys weren’t the only ones enjoying the video games.

Can you spot Sadie?

Where's Sadie?

I hung  out with the guys for a bit before unpacking and starting on dinner.

This evening the three of us enjoyed homemade chicken noodle soup. I had to make an old-school dinner to complement their old-school video games. 🙂

Chicken Noodle Soup

I made the soup using my mom’s recipe, which is my all-time favorite chicken noodle soup recipe. It is a perfect cure for both colds and homesickness.


I love chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. 😉

Wholesome Soup

Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup


  • 4 c. reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 packet Knorr vegetable soup mix
  • 2 large chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 package egg noodles


Pour chicken and water into a pot and simmer. Add chicken and vegetables and let simmer until chicken is fully cooked. Add Knorr vegetable soup mix and let simmer for 20 minutes. Add noodles and let simmer until noodles are fully cooked.

Ta-da! Easy, peasy and so delicious. This recipe will make your house smell ah-maze-ing.

You know what time it is… Bachelorette here I come!

15 Responses

  1. MMmmm! Not much beats homemade chicken noodle.

    I love little Sadie’ nose sticking out… vizslas are so cute… how they love to be right next to you 🙂

  2. hahaha the look of pure glee on their faces is priceless! They are such boys lol.

  3. YES!! Bachelorette time!! Watching with a tuna melt (on sandwich thin and low fat cheese) and chopped veggies 🙂 No time for anything else.. so excited!! Go Chris!! And Roberto!!

  4. That soup looks so good, I’m gonna have to try that!!! Boys and their video games…hahhaha!

  5. Hahaha love the guys’ expressions! Looks like a day in my house. 🙂

  6. Ooo Bachelorette 🙂 Thanks for the reminder! Love my mom’s chicken noodle soup.

  7. Boys are so funny with their video games!
    Ok, Bachelorette – I’m pretty bummed she sent Ty home! I definitely would have given Frank the boot! 😮

  8. Sadie’s nose peeping out made me laugh out loud! So cute!

    I love the simplicity of your mom’s homemade soup recipe…I’m bookmarking it to try when I need a feel-better remedy. 🙂

  9. Oh love Sadie-just wants to be in the action. Chicken noodle soup looks SO good- wish it weren’t about 100 degrees. . . have to remember that one come fal

  10. Dude that does sound like the perfect night… although I might sub in Rock Band. 🙂

  11. I love nintendo 🙂 It’s such a nice memory from my childhood.

  12. Super Nintendo takes me back! I was a Super mario champ!

  13. Sadie nose! Totally cute 🙂

  14. Was the weather not a little hot for chicken soup? The soup looks amazing either way. Cannot wait to try and make it. Fingers crossed I can find the vegetable soup mix in the UK.

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