What Could Be More Heartwarming On a Fall Day Than a Hearty Chicken Stew with Crunchy, Gooey Dumplings?
I clearly remember the day I first got made fun of at school. I was in Junior High and starting at a new school in a new city. I walked into my first period which was a science class, and took the only empty seat. The girl sitting there said, “Ew! I don’t want to sit by her!” Everyone laughed which is the typical pre-teen reaction. I sulked all day, and possibly for weeks until that very same girl and I became friends. However, that day was tragic for me.
I got off the bus and my Nana was waiting for me inside as my mom had tasked her to be there between 3pm and 5pm until she got home from work. Nana had started dinner and it was my favorite, chicken and dumplings! The smell wafted through the house and hit my nose the moment I opened the front door. Right then and there I knew no matter what happened, the warmth of home was always there waiting for me.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef in Training.
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Quick Tip: I use frozen mixed veggies in my chicken and dumplings, but the classic method is with fresh carrots and celery – it’s up to you!