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Follow The Directions

I mean, how hard can it be? Chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker. Sounds easy, eh? I thought so too. Apparently I was wrong.

Apparently I can’t even follow a recipe.

In an effort to be healthier and eat more veggies, I thought it would be nice to make the family a lovely homemade chicken noodle soup. So I took the time this afternoon to cut the veggies, cook the chicken and assemble the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker.

But I made one HUGE mistake. I didn’t follow the recipe. The recipe suggested that I wait until the last half an hour of cooking to add the egg noodles.

I thought I knew better.

I was thinking that tomorrow I wouldn’t have time to add the noodles at the end since I’m going to a conference for the day. So I thought I was smarter than the recipe creator and who really cares when you add the noodles?

Apparently, the soup cares when you add the noodles. This is what happens when you add the noodles earlier than you should.

STEW. Or stoup. Maybe even gruel!



Another food fiasco for the books. Is it soup or stew? I guess it’s souper/super stew. I have no luck in the kitchen. Except for wine, wine always works for me in the kitchen. Where’s my glass?


Who’s coming for supper tomorrow?

About Jody MacArthur

Mommyjuiced is a blog about the everyday crazy life of a 30-something working mom who is trying to raise two relatively sane young ladies (ages 7 and 10). I live on the East Coast of Canada on one of the most beautiful islands in the world – the home of my heart, Cape Breton. My background is in public relations and marketing and I know how to tell a good story. If you are brand who wants to tell a story, email me and we’ll “talk” details. I started this blog in 2012 as a way to express myself and to let other parents know that this parenthood gig is hard, but we’re all in it together. So don’t take everything I post seriously, sometimes I make s*&% up. True story. But what I am not making up is the fact that I love my kids and family and am thankful that you stopped by to read my blog. I don’t ALWAYS drink wine… but when I do, I’m awesome (or at least I think so)! “Seriously, I love you. You are doing more for the mental health of other mothers than the makers of Prozac!” - Suzanne, mother of 5 (yes 5 kids!) Email me at jodymacarthur at eastlink dot ca if you want more info.


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