Everyone has their own idea of what makes chicken noodle soup “classic,” don’t they? For me, it always has to have carrots and celery, and a little saffron for flavor and color. This time, I added green beans and some sauteed shallots. I almost always add too many noodles, but I don’t get any complaints about that. I cheated on the Ina recipe (from Family Style) and used a whole chicken instead of just chicken breasts. I made this because there was a little nip in the air this week, and I might take some over to the new neighbors who look like they may have a baby any second, if the walking up and down the sidewalk and taking big breaths was any indication.