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Day 17 of not smoking, homemade noodles & more

January 2nd, 2012 at 03:06 pm

So today is my 17th day of not smoking. 144 pennies in the jar, each penny representing $1 not spent on cigarettes since December 16th, the day I quit. Pretty impressive, I think! I've had very few cravings for a cigarette and although I've had some rough moments it's been much easier than I anticipated. I'm not sure why that is but it is. I'm happy about it, though!



I think I might be sick with a bug so I've been resting on the couch all afternoon. I know I have to eat something, though, so I have 4 chicken thighs boiling and will use the meat for chicken and noodles, complete with homemade noodles. I have just a few store bought noodles so I made a tiny batch of homemade herb noodles to add to them. I really don't eat noodles often at all but gosh, I love them, and the homemade kind is the best!

Noodles aren't hard to make and they're absolutely delicious! I generally put some kind of fresh herb in them but cheese is fantastic, too. Try this, play with it, and make it your own.

Homemade Noodles

1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup flour (I generally use a combination of soy and whole wheat flours)

Mix egg, salt and milk. Add enough flour to make stiff dough. Roll thin, let stand 20 minutes. Roll up and slice 1/8 inch thick. Spread to dry for about 2 hours. Drop in boiling broth and cook 10 minutes.

And that's it! Nothing to it, really, and they're so much tastier than the kind you buy. If you try this recipe, let me know how it works for you.

Tomorrow I pay rent and the water bill but that should be it for the day's spending. I have a special work project Wednesday and it involves spending money so that won't be a no spend day. Darn it! Perhaps Thursday! It seems as though finding those no spend days just gets harder and harder.

5 Responses to “Day 17 of not smoking, homemade noodles & more”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Smoking was a bad habit i picked up with the encouragement of my best friend in high school many moons ago. I remember how disgusting cigarettes tasted when you tried to smoke one when you had a cold, so that's when I decided to finally quit for good, my last year of college. I quit cold turkey, and it worked.

  2. Amber Says:

    Way to go on a healthier you, that is awesome Smile

  3. CCraw Says:

    Way to go! I use that same home made noodle recipe..although I've not used it in awhile I've been lazy and buying the packaged stuff but with the new grocery budget I'm sure I'll use it again!

  4. Carol Hardie Says:

    Great recipe,i'm going to try that!even though i should'nt eat them!i h!ave lot's of flour in my cupboard,s and well done on your no smoking,that's wonderful!and i bet you feel better for it!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Hmm, I've never seen a noodle recipe with milk before. I'll have to try that. Also, go you, on the not smoking.

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