Wednesday, December 17, 2008

For a Day Such As This

We woke up to lots of snow and even more falling, so while we were planning on making baked beans for a potluck tonite, it looks like we will be house bound and this weather is just calling for an old favorite recipe of mine! I got this one from a very old issue of Keepers At Home Magazine.
Grandma's Chicken & Dumpling Soup
2-3 lbs chicken cut up(I just use Chicken Breasts)
6 c cold water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
3 whole cloves
Soup Base
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup chopped celery
1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
1/4 cup onion
1 cup chopped potatoes
1 sm bay leaf
seasoning salt
Feather Dumplings
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg well beaten
2 Tbs butter melted
1/4 cup milk
Place chicken, water, bouillon, pepper corns, and cloves in kettle and bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer until chicken is tender. Cool chicken just slightly, cut into bite sized pieces and set aside. Strain and skim chicken broth. Put the reserved chicken and broth in large kettle. Add cans of broth, cream of chicken and mushroom soups, celery, carrots, onions, potatoes, bay leaf, and seasoning salt. Put cover on kettle and simmer soup on low for 2-3 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, mix up feather dumplings by sifting dry ingredients together and adding egg, melted butter, and enough milk to make a moist but stuff batter. Drop by teaspoon fulls into the boiling liquid. Cook covered without peeking for 18-20 minutes or until the dumplings are done. YUM! Enjoy!