Friday, July 11, 2008

Good food Friday

If any of you local church members are wondering what to do with that 4 pound bag of chicken thighs from the June Angel Food Ministry, give this recipe a try:

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

It's definitely not health food, but boy, is it some good southern comfort food. The house smelled so good when I made it yesterday. I've made this recipe several times before, using a whole cut-up chicken, but the bag of thighs worked great. It would work with any chicken pieces (3-4 lbs) of your choice. I cooked up some of my neighbor's garden green beans along with it, adding some baby bella mushrooms and spinach to my own serving of beans. I ate only a modest portion of the dumplings, though I could have eaten half the batch :) It's my all-time favorite comfort food!

You can save the leftover stock for other cooking, like rice, soups, stews, etc.

This morning, I got creative and made me a 2 egg omelet with onion, green pepper, baby bella mushrooms, a little bit of cheddar/jack cheese and some spinach. Delish! I'm enjoying seeing what I can do with the fresh veggies I have.

How have you been creative with fresh summer veggies? Or with your Angel Food orders?


Susan said...

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds wonderful, I think I'll try it. I LOVE chicken & dumplins!

Theresa said...

Yep, have one of those big bags in my freezer too. I actually broke down and used some for real deep fried chicken the other day. Didn't oven bake or anything, Randy was in shock. It was good too!

Oh by the way, decided to tag you today. Check out the questions on my blog.