Has anyone read a Dance with Dragons?
In it, there is a character by the name of Melisandre who is a sorcerous. Melisandre explains that she likes to make difficult spells appear to be cast with the greatest of ease to make herself seem impressive. I’m the opposite of that when it comes to cooking, I want you to think I struggled for hours to get that meal to your table. Which brings us to my point: the theme for this recipe is pseudo. Why? Because pseudo is a fancy word for fake and I’m pretentious. This is a chicken noodle soup recipe where the chicken and the soup are optional. It’s also a chicken noodle soup recipe that only takes about 30 minutes or so. This is important because chicken noodle soup made completely from scratch could take hours make.
The sauces are vegan friendly… Maybe not so much with the honey ones.
Isn’t it funny how history repeats? Some time ago, some friends and I visited a local wing joint. I won’t lie, while I did like the place, I felt the wings were okay. I don’t feel like I was cheated, but I did remember thinking, I could have made something just as nice at home. The DIY chicken idea was the exact same one my mother had when KFC introduced BBQ wings. I remember looking at the commercial for the first time with my mother and being in awe of this idea that it’s fried chicken, but it has sauce on it like BBQ chicken. My mind literally could not process how chicken could be crispy and still have a sauce. Before it was even over, my mother announced that she could make that. Within days, I was sitting in the kitchen watching my mother try and recreate a recipe based on a picture she had seen in a 30 second commercial. She actually did a pretty good job, but she made the critical mistake of baking it in the sauce. (I even remember looking at the wings in the oven and thinking, “It won’t stay crunchy if you bake it in the sauce.”)