Tuesday, November 9, 2010
food for the soul (and the stomach)
Favorite library books of the week:
#1] Clorinda takes flight by Robert Kinerk, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. My favorite part? When they take all of the clothes they can find and stitch together to make the hot air balloon.
#2] Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller. My favorite part (aside from the title?) is that they give certain words or phrases in 5 languages. You know you want to say "thank you" in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and especially pig latin.
This picture is awful, and looks like a papier mache project gone bad. But trust me when I say these are good chicken and dumplings. Comforting.
Chicken N Dumplin's
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. poultry seasoning (I didn't have any- so I sprinkled in some onion powder)
1/4 c. shortening (I used butter)
1 egg beaten
1/4 c. milk
3 c. chicken broth
1 c. cubed chicken (I used a little more than that)
In a bowl, combine first 3 ingr. Cut in butter (or shortening) til crumbly.
Combine egg and milk--stir into flour mixture, just til combined.
Roll onto heavily floured surface to 1/4" thick
Cut into 1 inch x 2 inch strips.
In a large saucepan bring broth to boil. Add chicken, reduce heat, drop in dumplings.
Cover, simmer for 20 min.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Another awful picture. Fried Okra! We must be truly southern now. Who likes okra? My family is split down the middle- most think it is too slimy. But I found this in the frozen food section- already breaded and I love it.