Menu Plan Monday & Recipe for Spaetzle Swabian Egg Noodle Soup

It is crazy hot here in Texas! The Weather Channel forecasts 105 degrees or more for the next 10 days…10 days!!  Tuesday is forecast to be 109 degrees (plus the heat index)!  Oh, how I wish we could go to the Rockie Mountains in Colorado this week.  Specifically, Summit County and the Silverthorne area (forecast high this week is 77 degrees and low is 47 degrees), but since we can’t be there then here’s a little slide show of absolutely gorgeous scenery.  Note the picture of the outlet mall.  Our daughter, Christi (Frugal Novice), and I have shopped there several summers at the Silverthorne Outlet Mall on vacations throughout the years.

As far as menu planning, this week I’m trying something new on Monday.  Notice all cooking is done on the stove top.  NO OVEN USE IN MY KITCHEN THIS WEEK DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT!
Monday:  Spatzle Swabian Egg Noodle Soup  (new recipe)  &  Salad


Spatzle Swabian Egg Noodle Soup


  • Aldi’s Homemade Spatzle Swabian Egg Noodles imported from Germany, cook before adding to soup
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked in olive oil and cut into small pieces before adding to soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion, cook with chicken until browned a little
  • Our favorite frozen veggies – 2 cups
  • Spices (taste as I go, add a little of this & a little of that).

Simmer just until veggies are tender.  Top with a little shredded Swiss Cheese.

Note:  What is “Spatzle” and “Swabian” Egg Noodles?  According to Wikipedia, Spaetzle is a Swabian type egg noodle (made of wheat and eggs) of soft texture found in the cuisine of Germany and of Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary.  Swabia is a cultural, historic and linguistic region in Germany, so these particular type of egg noodles originally come from there.  Once thought a poor man’s food, these noodles are now a delicacy.


Tuesday:  Salmon patties, broccoli and corn
Wednesday:  Leftover salmon patties, fresh squash medley (yellow squash, zucchini, & onion), salad
Thursday:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, orange juice & pancakes for dessert
Friday:  Pizza (Carryout pizza – not sure what kind yet)

6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday & Recipe for Spaetzle Swabian Egg Noodle Soup

  1. We LOVE salmon patties here! Good idea keeping the house as cool as possible. Here in the midwest we’re sizzling too!

  2. I live in Texas too and I think I’m about to boycott my oven. I can use the grill as an oven right 🙂 I love the idea of breakfast for dinner with pancakes for dessert – how fun!

  3. Mmm, it all sounds so good! And although I’ve done breakfast for dinner before, I’ve never thought to make pancakes for dessert…it’s genius! I’d love for you to link up at my Menu Monday post if you’re so inclined. Thanks!

  4. I think that salads are the best launch or dinner when it’s hot. There are numerous ways to make a salad, and apart from being healthy it also refreshing if you use a bit of lemon juice.

  5. Sounds yummy! I haven’t made salmon patties in a long time. We like Papa John’s pizza and it is so cheap!

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