Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup? Perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu. There are probably as many ways of making chicken noodle soup as there are moms who make it.
The key is the stock, homemade from bones. The iron rich gelatin from the bones is good for you, and one of the reasons why homemade chicken stock is so beneficial.
If you don't already have a cache of homemade chicken stock, the following is a recipe for making the entire soup from scratch, starting with a whole chicken, parted out. This recipe makes an especially clean tasting soup with a rich, clear broth, and plenty of noodles.
Years ago, the way most people I knew prepared cauliflower was to steam it or boil it, and serve it with a little butter. Then came the discovery of the magic that happens when you roast cauliflower. That simple, plain, sometimes soggy (if boiled) white vegetable that we ate because we were supposed to, now became something crunchy and nutty and crazy good that we fought over to finish.