Thursday, November 17, 2011
Whenever I see the old-fashioned 30s era Jiffy Mix box, I get a little twinge of nostalgia. You see, Mama Brownie, loves Jiffy Baking Mix. Loves it. You might even call her the Jiffy Mix Queen...
The Banana Bread recipe and the Dumpling recipe on the back of the box are two of my Mom’s favorites. Mama Brownie makes a mean chicken and dumplings. I’ve seen her do this with one of those leftover grocery store rotisserie chicken. Here's how you do it...
Place in a large soup pot the following -
One Chicken carcass
2 stalks of chopped celery
2 smashed cloves of garlic
1 chopped carrot
1 medium onion - chopped of course
4 cups of water
2 cups store bought chicken broth
Salt and white pepper to taste (if you want it like Mama Brownie’s--lots of white pepper)
Place the pot on medium heat. Cook until the chicken falls apart.
Turn off the soup. Take out the chicken and all the bones and place in a bowl. Set the soup in the pot aside. When the chicken is cool enough to touch, take all of the meat off of the bones.
Transfer the chicken meat back into the pot with the soup.
Make the Jiffy dumplings (recipe on back of the box)
Turn the heat up under the soup pot till it is gently bubbling.
Drop the dumplings in by the spoonful. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
Put on the soup pot lid. DO NOT LIFT THE LID till the 12-15 minutes have passed.
Mama Brownie’s Chicken and Dumplings tastes like a chicken pot pie filling gone to heaven or as Lil’ B always says: "Yum!"