Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chicken & Dumplins



Chicken & Dumplins...is there anything more Southern Sunday Dinner than this?  No - I say, there is Not!  Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make!

2-3 cans of Tyson Chunked Chicken (don't buy cheap meat, it will show in your supper)
2 cans of refrigerated biscuits (not the flaky type, they won't cook well)
2 boxes chicken broth (low fat, low sodium is fine)
1 can diced carrots
1 can English peas
salt and pepper

Bring chicken stock and juice from the canned chicken to a rapid boil.  Add pinches of biscuits to make the dumplins.  Small pinches are better than big ones...you want them to fit nicely onto your spoon with room for the chicken and veggies too.  I get about 6 pinches per biscuit. 

As the dumplins are all added, run a paring knife thru the canned chicken, you want a fine chop.  I do this right in the can, why mess up more dished!  Add chopped chicken to your dumplin stock, add carrots and peas (I drain mine but some prefer that stock to add flavor).  Salt light and pepper well. 

Let simmer for 30 minutes and you're ready to eat!  Great in the fall and winter.  I just couldn't resist and jumped the gun at the end of August and made some anyway!  My goodness this house smells heavenly!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Snicker Salad




Oh My Goodness!  Where has THIS been all my life!  Just put your skinny jeans away and get set to have your lips kiss you back for this MOST delicious treat!

This is enough to feed 10-12 or to take to work on food day.  You can easily halve this for family serving.

1 bag mini Snicker bars (freeze then chop into halves or quarters)
6 small Granny Smith apples...the more tart, the better
1 large tub Cool Whip
1 large box Vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup milk

Unwrapping the Snickers was the hardest part of this recipe...I'd enlist a friend to do the unwrapping...they can easily be bribed if you let them eat one or two!

Chop Snickers into halves (I did quarters so the bites were nice and small).  Core and chop the apples (skins on).  Add the pudding mix to the Cool Whip (right in the tub - why dirty a bowl).  Whisk together (this will cause the Cool Whip to reduce) add milk and continue whisking until well blended.

Pour whipped mix over the apples and candy until all pieces are covered.  Store in the fridge until ready to serve!

I was worried that the apples would brown but I served this eight hours after prep and it was just lovely!  Tastes like carmel apples with NONE of their messiness!

Happy Fall Ya'll!