These last few weeks have been pretty trying. When I am under stress I tend to eat comfort food and one of my favorites is my MeeMaw’s Chicken n Dumplings. Thankfully things seem to be calming down a bit and getting back to “normal” but I am still craving my favorite dish.
Growing up I was not a fan of veggies. I would sometimes eat a green bean here and there but not much else. My MeeMaw being the best EVER never made us eat veggies. When we were at the farm she would make us anything we wanted and this was always my must have.
Being that she was the best ever she would make it without any veggies…it really was just chicken and dumplings. If you wanted to add in some carrots and celery or other veggies you definately could, for me though I still keep it super simple.
Oh the dumplings….
I always put my MeeMaw on a very tall pedestal growing up. I thought she made EVERYTHING from scratch and never messed up anything she made. Well, as I got older she started sharing some of her “secrets” with me.
She told me about the time she used salt instead of sugar in cookies one time and didn’t taste them before she gave one to my grandad and he almost got sick. she also told me about another time thats he forgot to turn on the oven and then fibbed and said she was so busy she didn’t have time to cook the roast so she ordered out. Her “secrets” helped me feel normal…but when she told me about the dumplings there may have been few tears involved.
In my mind she always made the dumplings from scratch (like real scratch) and the dough had to rest and thats why it was always ready to be rolled out when it was time to cook. Well, let’s just say that is what my MeeMaw wanted me to think. Really, she always made them from bisquick just didn’t want to ruin my impression too soon. Once I learned the truth and moved past my complete shocked, I realized it didn’t matter because they were still AMAZING!
Comfort all the way
Dinner is done
This is a must make for dinner very soon. It is the perfect comfort food that everyone is sure to LOVE!