Saturday, February 4, 2023

Making Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

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Since I'm still home-bound due to covid, there is no bargain shopping post this week.  Instead, I pulled together this post on how I make chicken and dumplings from scratch.  I hope you enjoy it!


I start out making a ball of dough using plain flour, shortening and milk.  How much depends on how many 'dumplings' you want to make.


Next, I divide the one dough ball into 2 fairly equal in size dough balls and set one aside.



I then roll out each dough ball one at a time quite thin, around 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch at the most.


Using a table knife, I cut the dough into 1 - 2-inch pieces.


Before I start on the dough, I get the broth, seasonings and already cooked chicken in a pot.  When it's just before boiling, I start dropping the dough pieces in one at a time, slightly stretching each piece before dropping.


Can you tell the ones just dropped from the ones that were dropped before them?  I gently stir the pot after dropping approximately every 7 - 8 pieces of dough.  I do not let the pot come to a rolling boil, keeping a slow and gentle pre-boil allows the dumplings to cook without cooking all to pieces.  When all the 'dumplings' are dropped, I let them simmer with the same gentle pre-boil for about 10 minutes to finish cooking the 'dumplings.'


The finished product!

So very DELICIOUS!

From the archives:


I hope you've found something helpful or inspiring in today's post!

Until tomorrow ...

Patsi 

Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

A Working Pantry

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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Valentine Treats: 2023

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I got up long enough yesterday to get the grands Valentine goodies in the mail.

I had already done the packaging before I got sick, so it was a matter of putting them in packages to mail ...


I tied a Valentine's Day card to each with their name on it which added to the presentation, but I purposefully didn't include those in the picture for privacy purposes.

Included in each package ...
Peez
gummy hearts
heart shaped glasses
stickers
a small wind-up toy
and a box of the traditional different colored candy hearts with words on them

I tied the 'girl' ones with pink tulle and the 'boy' ones with red tulle.

I can't wait for them to get their package from G & G (grandma and grandpa)!

From the archives:


I hope you've found something helpful or inspiring in today's post!

Until tomorrow ...

Patsi 

Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

A Working Pantry

My second blog:  From This Heart of Mine 

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Potato Cakes

  Welcome to A Working Pantry and today's post!

if this is your first visit, we hope you find something that will make you want to come back.  If you are a regular reader, please know that you are appreciated so very much!  I love the little community of frugal living, like-minded, pantry building people we are building here and am happy that you've chosen to be a part of it!

Today's post is short and sweet, and it's brought to you by my dear husband!

  He is taking such good care of me and when he asked if I thought I would enjoy some potato cakes I told him I would.  I haven't had much appetite the last couple of days, but potato cakes sounded good, so he turned some left-over mashed potatoes we had in the refrigerator into these delicious potato cakes ...

They were so good!  Here's his method ...

leftover mashed potatoes

diced onion

salt and pepper

egg

flour

There are no measurements because he didn't use any, he just eyeballed it and mixed it all together.

After he got it mixed to his liking, he formed and fried them up in a bit of oil in a skillet.

They were delicious!!!!

From the archives:


I hope you've found something helpful or inspiring in today's post!

Until tomorrow ...

Patsi 

Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

A Working Pantry

My second blog:  From This Heart of Mine 

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

A Journal of My Days: 2/1/23

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if this is your first visit, we hope you find something that will make you want to come back.  If you are a regular reader, please know that you are appreciated so very much!  I love the little community of frugal living, like-minded, pantry building people we are building here and am happy that you've chosen to be a part of it!

I looked at the test strip in disbelief, it couldn’t be, not again!

I started feeling ‘off’ and having trouble breathing last evening but attributed it to my asthma and to the rainy, damp, cool, off and on cold/warm weather we’ve been having.

This morning I was not any better and had developed other symptoms so I began searching my mind for what could be going on and then I remembered that this was not the first time I had experienced these same symptoms … it couldn’t be!

As I stood looking at the test strip, I called my husband over to confirm what I was seeing … I have covid again!

I am doing everything I did before hoping and praying for the same or even better outcome.  If you are of a mind, I would appreciate prayers for a fast and complete recovery.

So, what did I do with my down time today when I felt like doing anything?

I read more in the book I’m currently reading, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

I also spent extra time in God’s word.  Whenever I have a forced time of recovery from an illness or accident, etc, if I’m physically able, I look at it as an opportunity to do some deep Bible studying.   I did some today and was able to put fuel in my spiritual cup.  My body wasn’t feeling too good, but my spiritual cup was overflowing.

How do you spend your ‘forced’ down time?

From the archives:


I hope you've found something helpful or inspiring in today's post!

Until tomorrow ...

Patsi 

Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

A Working Pantry

My second blog:  From This Heart of Mine 

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A Journal of My Days: 1/31/23

   Welcome to A Working Pantry and today's post!

if this is your first visit, we hope you find something that will make you want to come back.  If you are a regular reader, please know that you are appreciated so very much!  I love the little community of frugal living, like-minded, pantry building people we are building here and am happy that you've chosen to be a part of it!

 The last day of January has been a busy one for us!  

Out of town errands ...

Continual checking on family and friends being affected by the massive ice storm making its way across the country ...

After we got home, I set the timer for 30 minutes and got some sewing in ... 

(I'm really trying to sew some every day before gardening season begins.)


(I finished this pillowcase to go with the ones the students in my beginning sewing class are making.  Once completed they will all be shipped to Ryan's Cases for Smiles.)

got my 30 minutes of exercise in for the day ...

and located the notes I've researched and collected on making seed tapes.  My plan is to make seed tapes for beets, lettuce, radishes and kale.  I'll do a post with pictures when I make them up and share it here on A Working Pantry.

  With this post I will have written and posted an entry every day in January, it's my intent to do it again in February if possible.  I hope you're learning from and enjoying my efforts.

That's it for today, I'm curled up in my recliner enjoying an evening of rest and relaxation and it feels good and right.

From the archives:


I hope you've found something helpful or inspiring in today's post!

Until tomorrow ...

Patsi 

Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building 

A Working Pantry

My second blog:  From This Heart of Mine 

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

You can view my privacy policy HERE

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