I tried an update today on the traditional chicken and dumplings. I used my mom's original recipe as the "bones" of the meal and then added a few things from a Paula Dean recipe and a few things from an Allrecipes.com recipe = YUM-O : )
Chicken and Dumplings
Boil 4 Chicken Breasts (Add 1/2 onion cut into fourths, 2 slices lemon, 1 chicken bouillon cube, 1/2 tsp thyme, salt, pepper and garlic salt)
Cube Chicken after cooking. Remove onions and lemon from chicken broth.
2 cups flour 1 rounding tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt shortening- size of an egg
1 scant cup hot boiling stock
(Blonde disclaimer coming from the girl with a burned finger....do not put your hands into mixture to knead immediately after removing water from boiling chicken broth..duh..) Knead until not sticky. Roll out on floured surface. Cut in strips. Leave a little flour on the dumplings. Let dry for an hour or more. Drop in hot boiling stock and cook 10 minutes.
Add 1 can cream of celery soup. Add the cubed pieces of chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes.