One of my very favorite meals may be chicken & dumplings. Vince doesn’t mind eating that but it isn’t his favorite. Last night I was thinking about what foods I need to make that I enjoy that Vince doesn’t enjoy as much so I can have those before he gets here.
My sister and I used to beg my grandma to make dumplings. Back in those days, she’d go out, grab a fat hen, butcher her, stew it til tender, then make a huge pot of dumplings so it was way more work for her than or me to make them these days.
The other day when I had half a quart of chicken left, I had planned to add more broth, carrots and celery, and egg noodles and make a pot of chicken noodle soup but this morning, I woke up wanting dumplings.
I use the recipe my mom always used. They take time just because we leave them sitting out at least an hour to let them dry out so they’ll be a little chewy and not mushy. Mom would always say “Roll them out THIN! Potato chip thin!”
A bowl of chicken and dumplings! Not much I like better than that.
Along with a salad . . that was my main meal for today.
I only made half a recipe of dumplings and used half of those and only ate half of what I made. The remaining dumpling dough went into the freezer (already rolled out and cut into pieces) so all I have to do for my next meal of dumplings is open a jar of chicken and add the frozen dumplings. I have plenty of time to have it at least one more time before Vince gets back.