D = Dumpling Soup
Nov. 11, 2011 10:35 am
Updated: Nov. 28, 2011 12:24 pm
I spent all of yesterday afternoon in the crazykitchen rattling and clanking around. Yes, I did get the soup done (barely) but also baked a pan of brownies (for the chocoholic) and a cheescake... Since I had some frozen blueberries, I made a topping
for he cake... but had to "wing it" as I really couldn't find a suitable recipe!
The soup was quite enjoyable, and while the recipe called for beef, I can see no reason why chicken couldn't be subbed - or sausage, or... As it turned out, yesterday afternoon allowed the clouds to gather, so by dinner time it was a gray "coolish" mealtime,
great for "soup." The rec. reads as follows, and came from a book titled Crockery Cookery, by Mable Hoffman.
1 lb stew meat cut into chunks
1 pkg (1 3/8 ozs) dry onion soup mix
6 C hot water
2 carrots peeled and shredded
1 stalk of celery chopped
1 tomato peeled and chopped
1 C biscuit mix
1 T dried parsley
6 T milk
I'd put the meat on before lunch, as I was using round steak rather than stew meat, allowing it to cook all day in a bath of the soup mix, water, and 1/2 can of diced tomatoes (I didn't have a fresh one.) It was a little later that I chopped carrot and celery,
to toss into the pot. The dumplings were a simple mix of flour, baking powder, the parsley, and some milk (I don't keep that boxed stuff around very often.) They cooked the last 30 mins. There's about 1 serving left which may not make it to the freezer...
It's dreary/cloudy again this morning... and I'll need something for lunch!
It baffles me that I can spend 4+ hours in the crazykitchen, and produce so few items by the time I'm totally exhausted!
So, there you have it... Dumpling soup... 4 down, and 22 to go! Now all I need to do is clean up the remnants of yesterday's efforts. Then it'll be time to do the "lunch stuff..." Time to feed me, and the dogs, before I decide just where the afternoon may
take me. After all, I do have an evening meal to decide upon, and once again the sky is a drab gray... crying out for comfort food. Time to paw around the freezers again, I guess...
Be well, and be crazy!