Sunday, November 4, 2007


So Adam and I didn't dress up for Halloween this year. We did in fact carve pumpkins, and I was going to take a pict with them lit up on Halloween, but they wilted and looked HORRIBLE so we threw them away! Sorry folks!

Some of you may know that my sister Tiffany's Birthday is on Halloween. Every year I can remember our family tradition has been that we would all go trick-or-treating and come back to my moms house for soup. Well I was a little sad I would miss out on the Dudley family soup party this year, so I decided to throw my own. We invited a couple of friends over and had soup, homemade root beer, and watched the movie "The Private Eyes" (funniest movie in the world with Don Knotts and Tim Conaway, really hard to find but so hilarious!)

We were so excited that we would live in a place for trick-or-treaters to come this year. In fact I bought the "good" candy so people would want to come to our house next year. Sad as it was, the only trick-or-treaters we got were the kids of the friends that came for soup. We were SO disappointed. Our friends weren't though. They were excited for the treats for the movie!

So I was trying to decide what to put on our blog for a fun Halloween treat for you, and decided I would post the soup recipes I made that night. They were a HUGE hit! Hope you enjoy them :) PS the pictures are just for effect! I got them off Google!

(My mom, sisters, and I have all tried NUMEROUS Chicken noodle soup recipes and this is the best we have found!)

2 Quarts of Water
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Chicken Bullion Cube
1 Medium Onion Diced
2 Stalks of Celery Chopped
1 Cup grated Carrots (I buy the pre-grated ones for time)

Boil these ingredients together for anywhere from a half hour to an hour. The longer you go ... the more tender the chicken and more flavorful soup!

After the Chicken is cooked through, take it out and shred it. Then stick it back in the stock and add the following ingredients:

1 Can Cream of Chicken
1 Package of Shilling or McCormick Chicken Gravy Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/2 Bag of Klusky Noodles (You get these in the freezer section of the Grocery store. They are like homemade noodles)

Cook until the noodles are done (about 20 Minutes)

From the Kitchen of Ashley Earl McCulloch

1 onion chopped
1 big carrot grated
3 TBSP butter
2-15 oz cans of stewed chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil (TBSP if dried)
1 TSP sugar
1/2 TSP salt
1/8 TSP pepper
2 C. Chicken Broth (one can)
3-5 T of Acini di pepe pasta

Saute onion and carrot in butter in a medium sauce pan until onion is transparent.

Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt, & pepper
Bring to a Boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 Minutes
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

In another saucepan:
Bring Chicken broth to a boil and add Acini di pepe pasta. Boil until done (about 7 minutes)
Add all ingredients together.

I love this soup almost as much as I love Adam!
From the kitchen of Suzy Dudley

2 Cups of Potaoes, diced
1 Small onion diced fine
2 Stalks of celery diced fine

Cover vegetables with water and cook until tender (15 minutes)
Don't cook too long or they will be Mushy!

Meanwhile in another pan:
1/2 square of butter - Melt
1 Can evaporated milk (Place in a 1 quart jar and fill with water)
After you have made that mixture of Milk - Set aside 1 cup.
Wisk together the 1 cup of milk mixture and 2/3 cup of flour.

Add the Jar of milk mixture and butter together. Then add milk mixture and flour.
Stir until it starts to thicken, Add 1 package "cheese powder" (from package of Krft Macaroni and cheese)
Stir until dissolved.
1 TSP salt (Maybe more)
Pepper to taste

Taste cream mixture and add salt & pepper to your taste. Then add vegetables, water and all to he cream mixture!

Last but not least, feel free to email me with questions or call!


Amelia said...

Mandy! This is Amy (Anderson) DeWaal...who knows if you even remember me from high school. I randomly came across your blog from Sarah (Welch) Jackson (who knows how she found it!). And you still look as totally cute as you did in high school! And your prego! When are you due? Check out my blog and see my little girls.

Granum Family said...

Yummy! Thanks for all of the recipes!

Krissa Allen said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. I'm not much of a fan:) Kids make it a lot more fun though.

ANDREA said...

yum and yum!!! i am definitely going to try those- sorry about your lack of trick-or-treaters. I had some come but i forgot to buy candy- actually I didnt forget, i never ever even thought about it- didnt even cross my mind. so i just turned off the lights inside my apt and watched tv cuddled up in a blanket.

Brian, Maren & Brigham said...

Mmm, those soups look sooo good! Great idea to post them. We are glad you had a great Halloween night and we hope no 'Wok-a-lars' got you that night.

Sandi said...

Hi Mandy, I found your blog a while ago and have checked in every once in a while. Looks like your doing great:) I used your tomato soup recipe for dinner the other night and it was a hit even for my picky four year old. Thanks!

Nicole said...

yumm!! thanks for sharing the recipes. I cant wait to try them.

Mia said...

Did you make ALL of those soups that night? You are making me hungry!

Robertson Family said...

Mandy, you are too cute. I am so impressed that you made all those different soups. I am so excited to try them! You know how I love food. Thanks!
Are you going to be up here for Thanksgiving? I want to see you if you are. And I am sure that Krissa is throwing you a baby shower at some point. I would love to help out! Do you know when it is yet?

Karen said...

I love "Private Eyes"--an absolute classic! Have you seen "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"?..another Don Knotts favorite.

Heather Ballard said...

Hey. Thanks for the recipes. I got an e-mail from Krissa about throwing you a shower on Dec. 22. I just wanted to let you know that I'm pretty sure the BYU Las Vegas bowl is that day and last year a lot of our friends went with there husbands. Anyways, if that's the best time then go for it, but I really want to go to your shower and I'm not sure if I'll be able to because we go every year for Luke's birthday because that is his birthday. But, you don't need to change it for me of course. Just remember how the girl's dinner went in December last year? Anyhow, of course I'll still get you a present but I just wanted to give you a heads up

Camille Funk said...

awesome- I meant to give you some recipes but I'm a slacker... I have such great ones too, I have this Pumpkin one... k I'm getting hungry just thinking about it... I have this new guy neighbor who is an amazing chef, so I cook tons now... and really good recipes because he has great food... so keep reminding me and I'll have to give you some. :)

Breanne said...

Hey Mandy!! I found you through Leisy! I am excited that you are having a baby! Congrats! Hope you have a great holiday season!

Carter Family said...

Waiting to see that pregnant belly!

Carlie and Ryan Skinner said...


this is carlie skinner (ryan's wife). i don't know how in the world i came across your blog...but i did and i am soo excited. i am so excited to hear that you are pregnant and having a boy. boys are awesome. i hope all is going well. i hope you don't mind but i am going to add you to my blog so that we can stay caught up on what is going on your life and wait,wait,wait to see your little man when he arrives. good luck! our blog is skinners05.blogspot