Friday, January 31, 2014
On My Hearth: Rainy Day Slow Cooked Chick'n & Dumplings
First of all, big thanks to Glenn for replacing my keyboard! I am back in action, woo-hoo! Lucifer doesn't look the least bit sorry about the trouble he caused, does he? And you'll note that even though he's back on my desk, there is no liquid in sight. *groan*
I'm one of those people who really enjoys a rainy day, especially if I'm able to stay home, cuddle up on the couch with a book or a good movie, and just enjoy the sound of the rain hitting the roof. However, after a couple of days I'm over it! I know, after seeing what my friends up north are going through with snowstorms, I shouldn't complain, but still..this is the Sunshine State, after all! Loki and I have had to forgo our morning walks, and neither of us have been able to play outside, making a slightly grumpy mama and doggy! The cats, however, are loving the extra attention.
In my opinion, this weather calls for comfort food. Warm, rich & hearty stick-to-your ribs kinda stuff, the meals your mama would make. Nothing too fancy, though, because who wants to drive in a downpour to the grocery store in search of some fancy ingredient? Not me, that's for sure! So I searched my kitchen yesterday, gathered a little of this & a bit of that, put them all together and came up with the ultimate rainy day dinner: Chick'n and Dumplings. Mm...doesn't the thought of it just warm you right up?
I combined several different recipes to create this slow cooker version, so easy yet delicious, and much healthier than the traditional version. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
I think I see the sun trying to peek through the clouds, crossing fingers!