Just adding a note to say that this freezes very well also. Oct 12/09 I saved this recipe months ago and now have finally used it to make some post-Thanksgiving turkey soup. Let me tell you, it was delicious . I boiled the turkey bones/meat with some leftover gravy and spices for a couple of hours, then removed the bones, strained the broth and refrigerated overnight. I finished the soup off today following your recipe except I replaced the hot pepper flakes with a tsp of dill. Apparently, I am not too talented at spaetzle. The colander didn't have the biggest holes so I gave up on that and used a slotted spoon which was tedious but worked. I slopped batter and broth all over the stove and myself but I have to say it was well worth it. I just loved the rustic quality of the spaetzle, it was just so homey. Everyone loved this soup! Thank you very much, this goes in my "favourites" file!
The use of spaetzles instead of noodles was a really nice change. My husband was very pleased with it. I am sure I will make this soup several times over the next few months as the weather gets colder.
This is the best chicken soup ever! It tastes so wonderful and is even better the next day. Make double, you will definitely want more. Made the recipe just as instructed and it came out perfect. Thanks for posting - can't wait to make again!