Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The BEST dish ever!


I remember how delicious my Meme's Chicken and Dumplings were...and also that they were from scratch! Well, I have found an EASY and delicious version that does not take too much time at all!!! This recipe for Chicken and Dumplings is from Southern Living (my fave!)...it really is just the best!! It has so much flavor and really is fool proof!
EASY CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS (serves 4 to 6)
1 (32 oz) container of low sodium chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1 1/2 lb) *I boiled 2 chicken breasts in a a 1/2 tsp of chicken boul. for flavor and then shredded it
1 (10 3/4oz) can of reduced fat cream of chicken soup
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 (10.2 oz) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits *Pillsbury
3 celery ribs diced
2 carrots diced *I sliced some baby carrots and just matched the amount of celery
PREPARATION
1. Boil chicken breasts until done and shred.
2. Brings first 4 ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; return to a low boil
3. Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface. Pat each biscuit to 1/8 inch thickness; cut into 1/2 inch wide strips (if strips are long, cut in 1/2)
4. Drop strips, 1 at a time, into boiling broth mixture. Add celery and carrots. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevents dumplings from sticking.
* I let mine simmer a little longer bc I wanted to make sure it thickened well. The dumplings look strange when you first put them in, but they eventually take to "dumpling form")
Hope you give it a try! Great winter dinner!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Some news!


Well...this may be sad news to some, it is also good news for others. Jason and I have decided that after we sell our house, we will be moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Atfter much consideration, we determined that this move was the best for us and was also what we ultimately wanted. As of right now, we have no time frame...so how ever long it takes to sell our house is how long we will be here. Luckily, Jason is able to keep his job (he can work anywhere that has an internet connection)...so that is great!

I am really excited about this new chapter in our lives and am interested to see how a little southerner adjusts "up north" ;). Good thing is...to be so small, I am really hot natured! So I think the cold will be an adjustment, but I think I can handle that part! I will definitely keep everyone posted after we've moved. But until then, we will be here! We are really excited about this transition and are looking forward to it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a....

GIRL!!
We are so excited for Amy and Scooter! And how fun for us to become an aunt and uncle?! Amy looks just beautiful and her tummy is just precious! Scooter is so excited and I know he will make a wonderful father to that little baby girl! I am sure she will have him doing whatever she says;)! I can just see it now!! My sister will be a wonderful mother...she has always had such a wonderful and nurturing spirit about her. This baby is so very lucky. The baby looks healthy and perfect and we are so excited for them!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Today is an exciting day!...

Today is the day that we find out what my Sissy and Scooter are having! Everyone says it's going to be a girl....however I lack that type of intuition...so I have no idea. However, we did do the string gender test over the weekend. I have heard that it works and is accurate. You tie a ring to a string and dangle it over the belly and it will either move (by itself) in a circle or back and forth...circle=girl...boy=back and forth. I'll do a new post later to reveal if we will have a niece or a nephew and also if the string test works!! We shall see!

Happy New Year Everyone!!