DIY | RECIPES

C H U N K Y  C H I C K E N  N O O D L E
Serving Size | 4 - 6
Source | Canyon Child

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I N G R E D I E N T S

  • 6 C Chicken Broth
  • 2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 8 OZ No Yolks Broad Egg Noodles
  • 1 T Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 1/2 LB Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 2 C Carrots
  • 3 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Medium
  • 4 TB Cilantro

P R E P A R E  T H E  F R E S H  I N G R E D I E N T S

  • CARROTS: Peel and chop into 1/4 inch pieces
  • CELERY: Remove the ends and chop into 1/4 inch pieces
  • ONION: Medium dice
  • CILANTRO: Remove and discard the stems; Roughly chop the leaves
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C O O K  the  C H I C K E N

  1. Place the chicken breast in a saucepan large enough to hold the chicken pieces comfortably; add enough water to cover the chicken.
  2. Heat on medium-high, once the water starts to boil; add two chicken bouillon cubes to the chicken and reduce heat.
  3. Cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink (about 15-20 minutes).
  4. When the chicken is done, remove it form the saucepan and set aside.
  5. Once the chicken has cooled, use two forks to shred the chicken; keep in a warm place.

P R E P A R E  the  S O U P

  1. In a large pot, heat 6 cups of chicken broth and the diced onion on medium-high, bring to a boil.
  2. Once the onions have become slightly translucent, add the salt and pepper and chopped carrots and celery to the soup.
  3. Let the vegetables cook for another 5 minutes, add the egg noodles, cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes or until softened.
  4. If you would like to add more flavor to the broth, place the remaining chicken bouillon cubes into the soup. Drop in the cubes one at a time for your desired flavor.
  5. Reduce heat to low, add the shredded chicken and all but 1 tablespoon of cilantro.

P L A T E  your  D I S H

  1. Divide the soup into bowls and garnish with the remaining cilantro.

E N J O Y !

DIY | GOLD ANIMAL PLACE CARD HOLDERS

All gold everything, the perfect touch to your tablescape.

Gold animals are the perfect addition to any event, big or small. Whether you're in need of place cards for your wedding, a small get together, decor around your house, or a tiny keepsake for a baby shower, we've got you covered.

Check out the DIY that we helped create for Alyssa and Miguel's dreamy fairy tale cottage wedding.

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

S U P P L I E S

  • Small Plastic Animal Figurines (available at Amazon, Target or Party City)
  • Gold Metallic Spray Paint (We used Krylon; available at Amazon, Michaels or your local hardware store)
  • Seating Cards
  • Hole or Paper Punch
  • String or Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper or Cardboard

C R E A T E  a  W O R K S P A C E

  1. It's best to work outdoors or in an area that is well ventilated, so you aren't breathing in the fumes from the spray paint
  2. Lay out your newspaper or cardboard to create a work surface

P A I N T  your  A N I M A L S

  1. Place your animals on the work surface, about an inch or two apart
  2. Spray the top and sides with an even coat of your gold spray paint (make sure to read the directions on the spray can for safety and usage)
  3. Once they're dry (about 15-20 seconds to dry), rotate them and repeat the process until the animals are evenly coated

A T T A C H  the  P L A C E  C A R D S

  1. Alyssa picked up calligraphy before the wedding, so she already had name cards ready for us to attach to the painted animals.
  2. If you need to create your own; you can easily buy pre-cut tags at Michaels or purchase a lever punch in the shape of a tag and cut out your own!
  3. Write the names of each guest on your tags
  4. Hole punch a corner of each name card (if a hole isn't already provided - depends on your tags)
  5. Take a 3-4 inch piece of string and loop it through the name card
  6. Attach the name card to the neck of the gold animal with a double knot or a bow

Set the table and let your guests find their way to their inner party animal!

Here are some visual post cards from the event. xx

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

Photo by Lora Grady

VENUE CRAVEN FARM | PHOTOGRAPHY LORA GRADY | FLORAL DESIGN KALEB NORMAN JAMES | EVENT PLANNER DANCING FOX WEDDING AND EVENTS
CALLIGRAPHY ELLE AND JAMES CO.