Friday, January 16, 2009

Why I hate Winter, and Chicken and Dumplings recipe, Plus a funny video to boot.

It's so freaking cold outside, there is FROST on the INSIDE of our door.  This is with the heat on and blowing in that direction, mind you. Also note the Brother does not ever empty his ashtray.

Chicken and Dumplings recipe 
(Slow cooker style, for the lazy person inside all of us)

1 lb or more chicken (your choice, thighs, breasts, cut up fryer...)
2.5 cups Chicken broth or 1 can cream of chicken soup
Canned veggies (type and quantity of your choice)
Frozen Veggies (again, your choice.)
Biscuits (either homemade or refrigerated)

Place the chicken and veggies in a crockpot/slow cooker 5 hours or so until the chicken is cooked. Then we take it out, cut/shred/debone it. Put it back in, and keep on cooking.

About 30 minutes before you want to eat (At least 5 hours after you plopped this all in the pot) you will take your biscuits and cut them in quarters. So, if you are using the store-bought 8-in-a-can, you will have 32 pieces. If you are making home made, just make em tiny.  These babies take about 30 minutes to cook into dumpling form. Now, we just dish it out and serve. Perfect for anyone who has to go out in the cold cold winter winds. Like today.

Now, for you picky people who don't like veggies, here's the trick. Take 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower and thaw to package directions. After its thawed, take a nice big knife to it and chop it up in tiny tiny tinnnnny pieces. (As small as you can get them with out losing a finger.) Then, plop in yuor blender with a tablespoon of water or so, and puree. Or liquify, same thing. 

Now, mix that in with the soup or broth. Real good like. Taste it a little. Does it taste like cauliflower? No? Congratulations. You just ate healthy.

Funny video liiiiiiiiiiiink:


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I love slowcooker recipes, working from home it is so hard to cook over the stove, so my crockpot is my bff!!

  2. No problem, I will definitely have more. I just got a slow cooker for christmas and I love it! lol


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