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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Comfort food......

Well, yesterday my hubby came down with his first cold/flu of the season :( Aches, stuffy nose and feeling just plain lousy. I know when I fell that way, I always want my Grandmother's yummy chicken and dumplings. So, C&D it is for supper! C&D was my favorite dish that my grandmother made, well that and her homemade biscuits and homemade peanut butter. Anyway... my grandmother was my favorite person in the whole world! My dd is actually named after her.
I have to say that my Momma and my Aunt have this recipe down to perfection just like Grandmother did!

I used Chicken thighs because that is what was on sale ;) I don't want to make a huge batch so I just used 4 thighs.

Cover the thighs in enough water to cover and bring to a boil and simmer until done.

Remove the thighs, leaving the broth in the pot. De bone and de skin then return meat to the broth.

Now here is where modern convenience comes in. My dear sweet precious Grandmother made her dumplings from scratch. I mean with four, buttermilk and all. Our generation has been blessed with these wonderful marvels.......

My Aunt and Momma who are by far the very best cooks I know, now use these jewels. I am sure that my Grandmother would have squealed with delight if she had these "back then"!

After you have put the de boned chicken back into the broth, bring to a boil and add the frozen dumplings in one at a time. Be sure to gently move them around so that they do not stick together.

Cover the pot, reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. The broth will thicken the longer you cook it.

Let stand uncovered for a few minutes before serving so that , in the excitement of wanting to taste them, you won't scorch your precious little mouth :)

The final product.... and boy was it good :) The kids and hubby ate it up!

Happy Days :)


Debbie said...

Well we sure Love chicken and mouth is watering right now. Thanks for popping over.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

That is true comfort food! We LOVE chicken and dumplings! I haven't made them in a while...

Deb said...

Yum! You are making me hungry! Sounds like a great treat for you hubby, hope he feels better.