Paula Deen is the quintessential queen of Southern Cuisine and she is game changer #24
. Oh and if any of y’all are interested in featuring the next 26 more game changers, contact Mary at One Perfect Bite
. Paula is among other things a cook, cooking show host, author and restaurateur.
Did y’all know we celebrate the same birthday? Yup January 19. Hers is a few years before mine.
She has five cookbooks under her belt.
Her life story is without a doubt a rags to riches one. Both her parents died when she was very young. She suffered panic attacks with agoraphobia, it got to the point to where she wouldn’t go outside at all. In 1986 she took a job as a bank teller, when the bank was robbed at gunpoint she never returned. She started the bag lady catering company with only $200.00 dollars in her pocket. The business has bloomed into what it is today. Paula now happily lives in Savannah with her husband and two boy, and now a couple of grand kids.
The Ladies Chicken Noodle Soup
3 lbs chicken in assorted pieces
3 1/2 quarts water
1 med onion peeled
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
3 cloves garlic minced
4 bay leaves
3 Chicken or veg bouillon cubes
Add all ingredients to a stock pot cook chicken until tender about 45 minutes to an hour. Removes and allow to cool. Discard Bay leaves and onions. Put stock back in pot for the soup
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups sliced carrots
2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup white wine
Bring the stock back to the boil, add celery and carrots. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to directions on package. When noodles are done add chicken cheese, cream and wine. Cook for another 2 minutes. Enjoy with a nice hot crunchy loaf of french bread.
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