Monday, June 7, 2010

Fast Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Beautiful Irises

Only here for a short time!

Souper Mona is here to make Fast Chicken Dumpling Soup. I cherish the unconditional friendship that Mona and I have had for so many years. She is a retired Groton school teacher, past president of Groton Rotary, and has been in charge of the Rotary Student Exchange program, both locally and at the district level. She is always donating her time to worthy causes. She has brought Nellie Hall (Will’s sister) to see the farm and enjoy our soup. Eric took Nellie and Sammy (our dog) on a tour of the farm, while Mona and I cooked this nutritious soup. It is an easy soup to prepare with simple ingredients. The dumplings were so effortless to make and the parsley gave them a special flavor that made it a pleasing combination. You can serve this hearty soup as your main dish and make everyone happy!

Fast Chicken Dumpling Soup
Souper Mona/Souper Sarah

This is an easy soup made with a flavorful rotisserie chicken plus a tasty enhancement of parsley dumplings.

Serves 6-8

1 rotisserie chicken
1 whole unpeeled onion
2 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoon parsley
4 ribs rough chopped celery
½ # Carrots (small baby)
2 envelops chicken bouillon
1 small chopped onion
6 small chopped potatoes
sea/kosher salt
black pepper
1 cup water (can be more or less)

1 – Put the first 7 ingredients in a stock pot; simmer until chicken comes off bones easily. Take out the chicken and debone. Discard the whole onion.

2 – Add 1 small chopped onion and 6 small chopped potatoes to the broth. Bring to a boil and boil until potatoes are soft. Season to taste.

3 – Add chicken back to the stock pot.

4 – Bring to a boil and add dumplings one tablespoon at a time (Bisquick and milk – follow directions on the package)

5 – To serve soup, place a dumpling along with soup in a warm bowl.

Eric taking Nellie and Sammy
on a farm tour with "Teddy" our RTV

Carrots in simmering soup

Mona cutting parsley

Making dumplings

Dropping dumplings in soup

Serve with a dumpling and soup in warm bowl

Nellie, our guest of honor

Souper Mona ready to try her soup

Cannoli – Sicilian pastry desserts

Mona thanks for the fine recipe and this soup was excellent with those dumplings. Your mother would be proud of us! My mother told me that my Aunt Pearl use to put dumplings in her bean soup and it tasted so great. I’m in for dumplings now!! Mona we always have so much fun when we are together, thanks for being such a worthy souper.

Will & Mona - April 2009 - Virginia Beach

This Memorial Day we are thinking of our friend Will, who was taken from us on July 9, 2009 in a 2 car accident. God must have had a plan for this special friend! We miss you Will.

The thought for the week - "Everyday is a gift from God" - Mona Forney

Happy souping until we meet again!

Souper Sarah

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