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Sunday, May 10, 2009

5/11...COOKIN' BLUES..

It's our FUN DAY with SMILING SALLY at our weekly BLUE MONDAY event...
It's a time that we can post about ANYTHING that is blue....
She has the list at her place of all the other blues around...
Go over and say HI to everyone...Just click on her name to take you there....
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and, THANK YOU so much for stopping by to see MY blues ...

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(why are nearly all my posts about .....food ?)
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OF ALL THE FOODS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD....
CHICKEN'N DUMPLINS
are MY COMFORT FOOD !!
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The above recipe is from my mother ( from 1960) and she could make
THE BEST ones in the whole wide entire world.
I have used this recipe time and time and time again
and, altho MR. SWEET says they are just like hers,
they never taste quite the same to me...
it's that way, don't you think...? Nothing ever taste as
good as what your mom made !!
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This is, indeed, a great recipe
and like most things that are GREAT, they take a little
time to prepare.....
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dumplins don't have to be made "from scratch"
to be delicious.....
no... they don't....!
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The dumplins can be made many ways, as you probably know,
that are MUCH quicker than making them from scratch...
BISQUICK is a great, fast way to a really good dumplin..
I don't like mine THICK...so if I use this to make them,
I drop very small amounts at a time into the boiling broth...
now....you COULD roll them thin but then we're getting back into
the TIME thing !!
MUCH faster to just drop those babies from a spoon!!
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Ever try FLOUR TORTILLAS for the dumplins ?
Pretty good but.....not really my favorite...
Good, tho !
.......sorta....
nahh...just forget using tortillas....:O)
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I use the CANNED biscuits...... a LOT...
I like the flaky ones that you can pull apart into
really thin pieces..
(these shown aren't the flaky ones but.....
they ARE in a BLUE can ! *wink
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THIS pkg. of chicken was a ' BUY ONE GET ONE FREE....'
I LOVE THOSE !!
and I also LOVE my little, cute, SASSY ROOSTER...
my daughter*in*law, KATHY, bought this for me....
She's bought several of the pretty roosters around my cottage..
my thanks, Kathy girl....
note....i've used canned chicken, chicken from the deli...
you don't HAVE to have boiled chicken pieces to make a fabulous pot
of Chicken'n Dumplins...
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He looks like he's thinkin'....
"Hey, mon...what kinda deal is BUY ONE GET ONE FREE...?
"WE SHOULD AT LEAST BE PAID FOR EVERY SINGLE PACKAGE OF US!!"
*giggle
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AND.......
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THIS is straight from the "FULL OF BLUE " TEST KITCHEN of bj.....
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I made the 3 Ingredient COOKIES
using SPLENDA and just wanted to report...
Altho they are NOT as good, naturally, as with REAL SUGAR,
they are pretty darn good....great with milk or coffee/tea when you are
craving something sweet but need to lay off REAL SUGAR..(.the story of my life !)
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NOW...Mr. Sweet prefers CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER...
Me....SMOOTH..
either is fine ...
and that's....
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1 cup SPLENDA
1 FULL cup of PEANUT BUTTER
1 measly little egg....
350 for about 10 minutes..
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I've shared this recipe with you lots of times but
had never tried SPLENDA instead of REAL SUGAR...
I just wanted you to know it works....
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HERE...please have a cookie !!
Oh, that's right...NO SUGAR ..... you can have all you want!!
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blessings, bj

41 comments:

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

You're making me hungry! This is a nice way to continue celebrating mother's day - with a Mom's recipe.

She sure sounds like a wonderful mom (while reading your previous post dedicated to moms) :-)

Mary said...

You are my kind of lady! I loved your "blues" and I love your blog. I'll be back often.

Allidink said...

Oh Bj! Great food! That 3 ingredient cookie recipe fascinates me because I can't believe it works LOL.

All the best,
Allison

Marie Reed said...

I haven't had chicken n dumplings in ages! This brings back wonderful childhood memories! My Grandma made a to die recipe !

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, I skipped over to your name this am because we'll be off soon taking photos. I make chicken and dumpling alot and I use Jiffy biscuit mix. It is good too.
My family loves this dish. My brother-in-law thinks I hung the moon when I make them for him. He doesn't know how easy it is. I have never seen your cookie recipe. How can it be so easy? LOL. I will try them.

Have a fun and happy day.

Hugs xoxo...Jeanne

Becky K. said...

Very fun post!

Edibles in blue wrappings work for me...Is it time for breakfast yet???

Have an awesome Monday!

Terri and Bob said...

I got a kick out of seeing how much blue was on the labels. Do you think that blue is a marketing thing we don't know about? I think the cookies would taste great, especially if it was one of the only kinds of cookies you could have!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love chicken & dumplings too. Earl makes really great ones:>) I hope your Mothers Day was wonderful. I meant to tell you that your mother must have done something very right to make you love her so. I hope my children look back on my life with as much love as you have for your mom:>)

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

Food!!! You are making me hungry!
I love chicken
Happy blue monday:)

Marcela

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi bj, love your blues...I am now hungry. Ha.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Smilingsal said...

We match! I like chunky and Johnny likes smooth PB. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Knitty said...

Normally "blue" and "food" don't work well together, but you pulled it off successfully. :)

Betty said...

Good morning BJ!

Denise said...

Gee, thanks! Now I'm really hungry! Everything looks yummy.

XXDenise

Stacey said...

You always make the best food. Yummo!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

You're right...blue is where you can find it...love the chicken and dumpling suggestions...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I had forgotten about bisquick dumplin's! I usually get chicken and dumplin's when we visit Cracker Barrel. Not the same as Granny's but good.

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a great fun blue post. I loved it. Makes me want to have dumplings.

The Raggedy Girl

Anonymous said...

Glad you put that cookie recipe in again since I forgot to write it down the other time. That's great for making cookies for my diabetic better half. May try using sugar for some too. Enjoyed your blog today!
Love you!
Martha

Elizabeth said...

Great idea for a post, BJ! I like chicken n dumplings, but my comfort food is American chopped suey!

Joyce said...

I am laughing because my life also revolves around food too! The reason why I am also on a diet most of the time. A crazy cycle:)

Tara said...

Yum, oh gosh, if i ever get out of the northeast adn enar you, dear BJ, I am knockin' on your door for anything you serve!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What kitcheny fun! I am a little hungry after reading it though. Happy Blue Monday to you.

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh by... you have a Blue Monday song... I've never heard that... PERFECT for today... FUN... ENJOY!
Fifi

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Mmmm, chicken & dumplings! Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hi BJ, it's been a while since I've commented but I have been stopping by quite regularly to see what you've been up to.

Just wanted to let you know that I've followed in the footsteps of many other RMS'ers and finally started my own blog! Yep, I'm officially a real blogger now, instead of just a blog reader. I'd love for you to come by and see me when you have a few free minutes!

Shari
(aka "susiehomemaker") on RMS

Melissa Wertz said...

Yum! Looks very good to me.

Happy Blue Monday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I LOVE chicken and dumplins! I always use bisquik when I make mine too.

Your cookies sound so good, I haven't tried to make them yet, but they seem so easy!
Hugs,
Penny

Holly said...

Hey there BJ girl!
Thanks for stopping by...been REALLY busy with office stuff, so I haven't been blogging much. Taking an online course for our Quickbooks account so it takes time consuming. Hope all is well with you and hope you had a blessed Mother's Day!
Your blog looks ADORABLE, as usual!
God Bless you dear friend!
xxxooo Holly Girl

Judi said...

Hi BJ
YUMMY recipes. I will have to give them a try. My girlfriend is diabetic and she replaces so many foods and desserts with Splenda and they do taste good. The cookies look very delicious!!
Yum..
I know what you mean..mom's food always tastes best. :o)
have a lovely day
Judi

kbbryant said...

You found lots of blue packaging for food! My husbnd loves Chicken and dumplings and I just never learned how to make them as good as his mom's.

Kathy b

Terry said...

Hi BJ
Happy blue Monday .
I love your chicken and dumplings short cut.I just love your blog.:)
I miss my granny's dumplings.She made the best from scratch .I have tried but don't even get close.
My family likes my cooking just the same.
I have not tried splenda for penut butter cookies .Thanks for the awesome recipes today.
blessings to you .

salmagundi said...

I have the 'kitchen blues', but not from the color blue - I just can't think of anything new and exciting to cook. Chicken & dumplings/biscuits is a regular around here - they are good, but I need something to wake up my tastebuds. Guess I need to search your older posts for some Tex/Mex food. That does sound good. Sally

ButterYum said...

I read this post just in time to eat dinner. ;)

Persuaded said...

hey there.. i see that blue jay!

just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by *my* place and taking the time to leave a comment... have a blessed day♥

imjacobsmom said...

Okay, now I'm going to have to make chicken & dumplings. Thanks for testing that cookie recipe for us - I am smototh PB girl and Jacob is the chunky, I was going to say it must be a guy thing - but I see that Sally prefers the chunky/crunchy. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

can i have some of the biscuits? hehehehe.. i am so hungry now.. happy blue monday!

Daisy Cottage said...

oh how I love chicken and dumplings!! Please can I come over and have a big bowl in your adorable kitchen with ADORABLE YOU??
How I'd love that!

xo,
Kim

Charli and me said...

I like creamy and my hubby likes chunky peanut butter. Thank you for the recipe. I'm a little late this week so Happy Tuesday :>) I hope you have a wonderful week.

workhard said...

They look pretty good..

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