What is it about Fall that makes me want chili and tamales and gumbo and chicken and dumplings? I guess all seasons bring on their own special food cravings but for me, Fall seems to be the most demanding as far as bringing on the food desires.
With lots of home canned chicken, making dumplings is a breeze! No raw chicken to deal with, no hot chicken to take off the bones or shred . . just pop open a jar!
While I was out of town last week, I ate chicken & dumplings at a restaurant and it was good, but not as good as my homemade so tonight it’s chicken & dumplings for dinner. I use the same recipe my mom has used for years and years and it’s the same recipe Chad and Nicole use so, we all think it’s a good one.
Vince and I went to the store today and I was out of my homemade biscuit mix. I looked at the boxed mix in the store . . more like I looked at the price . . and said no way! I came home and made up a batch of homemade biscuit mix, then got the dumplings going.
All the while I was rolling them out, I was thinking how much I love the solid counter tops. In all my houses but one before this one, since I’ve been born I think, I’ve had solid counter tops and I don’t think I ever appreciated how nice they are til having those horrible tile counter tops here for 2 years. As I was rolling out the dumplings, I said to Vince “Thank you for getting rid of those counter tops and getting these!” He said “You’ve told me that already!” and I said “I’m sure you’ll hear it again.”
Having canned chicken is so nice! For the dumplings I knew I needed more broth than what’s in one quart of chicken so I used an extra quart of broth but, tomorrow I’m making a recipe that calls for chicken so I went ahead and drained two more jars of chicken for tomorrow night’s meal and used that broth for the dumplings, so I had broth from three jars of chicken, plus one jar of just broth.
This is the chicken straight out of the jar for tomorrow night’s meal.
Have I said lately that I love eating at my house? 🙂
Squash from the garden, coleslaw and dumplings . . good dinner! And there are lots of dumplings left over for lunches and maybe another dinner this week.