Celebrating Leona

Jules —  March 11, 2005

Mom D has some of her grandmother Leona’s belongings. Leona died when she was in her early 20’s, shortly after giving birth to Mom D’s dad. She has poems and quotes and journals in Leona’s handwriting. When I post recipes I will include poems, quotes or sayings from Leona’s recipe book. I believe these things would date to the mid to late 1920’s.

Carl mentioned my chicken noodle soup on one of the posts. I know my mom and my aunts will giggle that I need a recipe to make chicken noodle soup but I am not the domestic queen that they are! This is soooo good. I got it off of all recipes.

Chicken Noodle Soup

4 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
8 ounces egg noodles
12 cups water
9 cubes chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon dried parsley


In a large stock pot, saute celery and onion in butter or margarine.
Add chicken, carrots, water, bouillon cubes, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaf, and parsley. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add noodles, and simmer for 10 more minutes.

I cook a chicken in the crock pot and use all the meat. I like to use those frozen Reames noodles. They’re like homemade.


Men bless their stars, and call it luxury.~ Leona Odle Dickey



6 responses to Celebrating Leona

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I’m sure we’ll try it. I need to get Abby to have Mike read this site as he is always wanting your recipes as well. I could really use some CNS right now…do you deliver?

  2. Well, I guess it’s expected that one of us, and why not me. I love my homemade chicken and noodles (scratch) no recipe, but I am going to try yours and I’m sure it will be delicious. Love ya sweetie.

  3. I’m not giggling, I still use recipes. Most of mine are 4 ingredient recipes, more that that & my eyes glaze over. Well, almost. Sounds like a good recipe. We had my chick soup Tues. & Wed.mmmm

  4. Since this post is about food, just wanted to say that we had a good time with James, Julie, Karen, and Tommy Boy, and Elizabeth last night. Very relaxing parents night out.

    I’m going through withdrawals, however, from not being able to snuggle with the newborn (had a cold).

  5. We had a great time!

  6. We had a lot of fun, too. Hope Mary is feeling better, glad she came even though under the weather!

    Carl, let’s get together again soon and you can snuggle with Evely before she becomes a “kid”.