Cut a v into the top of a carrot, it doesn't have to be perfect b/c you are going to do some shaping to round off those edges.
Lady and Son's Chicken Noodle Soup
Step One: Add 4 bay leaves, 3 chicken bouillon cubes, 1 onion (peeled and diced), 1 t. lemon pepper seasoning, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 1/2-3 lb chicken (cut up), 2 t. Italian seasoning, 3 1/2 qt water, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Boil 35-45 minutes. Remove chicken. Discard bay leaves and onion. Shred chicken and set aside.
Step Two: Bring stock back to a boil. Add 2 c. sliced carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Add2 c. sliced celery and cook an additional 10 minutes. Add 2 1/2 c. egg noodles and cook as long as the instructions on the bag calls for you to cook. Last add chicken, 1 c. sliced mushrooms (I skipped this), fresh parsley, 2 t. chopped rosemary, seasoning salt and pepper to taste and 1/3 c. sherry. Cook for 2 more minutes.